• Adjutant-bird
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n adjutant large Indian stork with a military gait
    • n adjutant an officer who acts as military assistant to a more senior officer
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Adjutant A helper; an assistant.
    • Adjutant (Mil) A regimental staff officer, who assists the colonel, or commanding officer of a garrison or regiment, in the details of regimental and garrison duty.
    • Adjutant (Zoöl) A species of very large stork (Ciconia argala), a native of India; -- called also the gigantic crane, and by the native name argala. It is noted for its serpent-destroying habits.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • adjutant Helping; assistant. Bullokar (1676).
    • n adjutant A helper; an assistant; an aid.
    • n adjutant Milit., properly, a regimental staff-officer appointed to assist the commanding officer of a regiment in the discharge of the details of his military duty. The title is also given to officers having similar functions attached to larger or smaller divisions of troops, to garrisons, and to the War Department of the United States government. (See adjutant-general.) Adjutants are also assigned, as in the British army, to divisions of artillery. Formerly, in England, called aid-major. Often contracted to adjt.
    • n adjutant The adjutant-bird (which see).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Adjutant ad′joot-ant a regimental staff officer not above the rank of major, specially appointed to assist the commanding officer of a garrison or regiment—there are also adjutants of auxiliary forces, of depôts, of brigade, &c.: a large species of stork or crane found in India
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. adjutans, p. pr. of adjutare, to help. See Aid
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. adjutāre = adjuvāread, to, juvāre, to assist.


In literature:

Lieutenants B. Maclear and J. P. B. Robinson joined about this time, the former a brother of Percy Maclear, Adjutant of the 1st Battalion.
"The Second Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers in the South African War" by Cecil Francis Romer and Arthur Edward Mainwaring
The adjutant-general was Horatio Gates.
"The Hero of Ticonderoga" by John de Morgan
At once after breakfast go to the Adjutant's Office and enroll.
"At Plattsburg" by Allen French
Again the adjutant hazarded.
"Found in the Philippines" by Charles King
Report yourself to him or to the Adjutant when you reach camp.
"Brandon of the Engineers" by Harold Bindloss
He is the adjutant-general of the force, hoisting the flag and wearing the uniform of rear-admiral.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Assistant Adjutant-Generals Colonel H. S. G. Miles, M.V.O., (2) p.s.c.
"South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. 2 (of 6)" by Louis Creswicke
Then we went to the adjutant's tent, there I signed something, and was duly sworn in.
"The Story of a Common Soldier of Army Life in the Civil War, 1861-1865" by Leander Stillwell
I have to see the adjutant in a few minutes.
"Wilmshurst of the Frontier Force" by Percy F. Westerman
He draws saber; =adjutant's call= is sounded; the band plays if present.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss

In poetry:

Thus it was
Commanded and thus done,
By order of General Sturgis, signed
By Adjutant Garlington.
"Miles Keogh's Horse" by John Hay
Works without faith will never speed,
Faith without works is wholly dead:
Yet I am justify'd by faith,
Which no law works adjutant hath.
"The Believer's Riddle; or, the Mystery of Faith" by Ralph Erskine
The regimental jackdaw, 'e can always speak 'is mind:
'E tells the Colonel what 'e thinks when thus 'e feels inclined,
'E sauces off the Adjutant as 'andy as can be,
An' I wish I was the jackdaw, an' I wish that 'e was me!
"The Defaulter" by Cicely Fox Smith
'Then the commander-in-chief jerked out: "Hang him!" spurred his horse, and
moved on, first at a walking-pace, then at a quick trot. The whole staff
hurried after him; only one adjutant turned round on his saddle and took a
passing glance at Yegor.
"Hang Him!" by Ivan Turgenev

In news:

Burton named Utah Guard's Adjutant General.
Brigadier General Jefferson Burton was named Adjutant General on Thursday.
Tennessee adjutant general announces new Air Guard commander.
Greater adjutants are listed as endangered by IUCN, and lesser adjutants as vulnerable.
Like the military adjutants who stands at attention as their superiors file in, adjutant storks are also known to stand montionless for long periods of time.
New adjutant general once led 278th.
KY Adjutant General Visits Iraq.
Endorsement Puts Indiana National Guard Adjutant General In Hot Water.
Burton named Utah Guard's Adjutant General .
Gen Tod Bunting has seen a lot inseven years as Kansas adjutant general.
Kansas Adjutant General's Office, Posted by Amanda Lanum.
With them is Maj. Gen Raymond F Rees, adjutant general of the Oregon Guard.
This year's Armed Forces Day principal speaker will be Major General K Luke Reiner, The adjutant General of Wyoming.
Major General Patrick A Murphy, The Adjutant General for the State of New York, announces the promotion of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their capabilities for additional responsibility and leadership.
Chris Gregoire today announced a new adjutant general for the Washington National Guard – its first new leader in 13 years.