emirate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n emirate the office of an emir
    • n emirate the domain controlled by an emir
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: As of 2004, there are two men for every woman in the United Arab Emirates.
    • n emirate The office or rank of an emir.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Emir Beysari (1233-1293), an Egyptian of great wealth, drank wine from gold and silver cups, yet he never in all his life used the same cup twice.
    • n Emirate the office of an emir
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ar. amīr, ruler.

Usage

In literature:

One of them rode forward and spoke with the Emir.
"A Desert Drama Being The Tragedy Of The "Korosko"" by A. Conan Doyle
And for a cheap showman of the market-place to be lifting his eyes to a daughter of the Druse emirs.
"The Wind Bloweth" by Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne
These men regard themselves not as simple soldiers; it is an army of emirs.
"At Aboukir and Acre" by George Alfred Henty
Two young emirs from Hadet called.
"Fox's Book of Martyrs" by John Foxe
Clear is the day and bright the sun; descends The Emir from his ship.
"La Chanson de Roland" by Léon Gautier
They were the messengers and the troops of the Emir of Mecca.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume V (of 12)"
They were the messengers and troops of the Emir of Mecca.
"World's War Events, Vol. I" by Various
Napier had landed with his marines, and, assisted by the Turks and the troops of the Emir, was in pursuit of Ibrahim Pasha.
"Diaries of Sir Moses and Lady Montefiore, Volume I" by Sir Moses Montefiore
Akbar required his emirs to prostrate themselves before him.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 9" by Various
The Emir then took his guest inside the palace.
"Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers" by Various
They were the messengers and troops of the Emir of Mecca.
"New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 4, July, 1915" by Various
The emir, however, was not dismayed.
"The Boy Crusaders" by John G. Edgar
So he looked understandingly at the emir and remarking approvingly, "good eye," the emir continued, much encouraged.
"The Strange Adventures of Mr. Middleton" by Wardon Allan Curtis
Temujin's mother was married to the emir, and the emir was made the first prince of the realm.
"Genghis Khan, Makers of History Series" by Jacob Abbott
They were the messengers and the troops of the Emir of Mecca.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII)" by Various
Yusuf, Emir of Morocco, 51.
"Portuguese Architecture" by Walter Crum Watson
The complaisant emir immediately gave orders for a table to be placed in the shade of the willows.
"Shorter Novels, Eighteenth Century" by Samuel Johnson
It seemed as if Italy were to undergo the fate of Spain and become a Mohammedan Emirate.
"A Short History of Italy" by Henry Dwight Sedgwick
Their pomp-loving sultans and emirs lived in great splendour.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
Already, I have suffered many things because of the black men the Emir stole from me.
"The League of the Leopard" by Harold Bindloss
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In poetry:

To the garden, over-weary
Of the sound of hoof and sword,
Came the Emir's gentle lady,
Anxious for her fighting lord.
"Abu Midjan" by Archibald Lampman
To the garden went the Emir,
Running to the tree, and found
Torn with many wounds and bleeding,
Abu Midjan meek and bound.
"Abu Midjan" by Archibald Lampman
Three times to the ground in silence
Abu Midjan bent his head;
Then with glowing eyes uplifted,
To the Emir spake and said:
"Abu Midjan" by Archibald Lampman
For the Emir's guard had taken,
As they passed from line to line,
Reeling in the camp at midnight,
Abu Midjan drunk with wine.
"Abu Midjan" by Archibald Lampman
And the Emir loosed him, saying,
As he gave his hand for sign,
"Never more shall Saad's fetters
Chafe thee for a draught of wine."
"Abu Midjan" by Archibald Lampman

In news:

News from United Arab Emirates .
Economy of the United Arab Emirates .
Emirates of the United Arab Emirates .
United Arab Emirates .
Two young men were sentenced to three months in prison in the United Arab Emirates after a woman accused them of fondling each other in a car.
11-Billion United Arab Emirates Network.
Emirates' rail network would carry 50 million cargo tons and 16 million passengers per year, according to its owner.
United Arab Emirates Takes Home Team Endurance Gold at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.
United Arab Emirates to block key features on BlackBerrys.
Search results for " United Arab Emirates ".
Toray Supplies PVDF Submerged Membrane Module for United Arab Emirates Sewage Recycling Plant.
Abu Zaby, 'Ajman, Al Fujayrah, Ash Shariqah, Dubayy, and Umm al Qaywayn - merged to form the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
McLaren Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain waves after setting the pole position in the qualifying session at the Yas Marina racetrack, in Abu Dhabi , United Arab Emirates, Saturday, Nov 3, 2012.
The Emirates Formula One Grand Prix will take place on Sunday.
Mideast Emirates F1 GP Auto Racing.
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In science:

Department of Mathematics, United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, Po.
Simple Lie superalgebras and nonintegrable distributions in characteristic p
Department of Mathematics, United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, PO.
Cartan matrices and presentations of Cunha and Elduque superalgebras
Department of Mathematics, United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, PO.
Cartan matrices and presentations of the exceptional simple Elduque Lie superalgebra
Department of Mathematics, United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, PO.
New simple modular Lie superalgebras as generalized prolongs
Department of Mathematics, United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, PO.
Infinitesimal deformations of symmetric simple modular Lie algebras and Lie superalgebras
Department of Mathematics, United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, PO.
Deformations of the Lie algebra o(5) in characteristics 3 and 2
Department of Mathematics, United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, PO.
Defining relations of almost affine (hyperbolic) superalgebras
The core of the network appears to be Arabic countries, including Saudi Arabia, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, and Syria.
Planetary-Scale Views on an Instant-Messaging Network
The present author lived in the United Arab Emirates for two years.
John Ellard Gore: of immensity and minuteness
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