Definition of lieutenant :
1. A commissioned officer in the army, next below a captain.
2. A commissioned officer in the British navy, in rank next below a commander.
3. A commissioned officer in the United States navy, in rank next below a lieutenant commander.
4. An officer who supplies the place of a superior in his absence; a representative of, or substitute for, another in the performance of any duty.
junior grade, military man, police lieutenant, soldier, sublieutenant, navy officer, fighter, marine officer, coadjutant, -day wonder, leader, platoon leader, adjutant, commissioned officer, shavetail, coadjutor, army officer, deputy sheriff, looie
agent (part of speech: noun)
assistant (part of speech: noun)
attorney, patsy, abettor, helpmate, henchman, aide-de-camp, proxy, hireling, backer, associate, acolyte, underling, follower, extra, ancillary, accessory, benefactor, auxiliary, attendant, accomplice, helper, adjunct, agent, functionary, servant, deputy, aide, junior, aider, stooge, minion, partner, subordinate, laborer, flunky, assistant, chaperone, menial, second, employee
accompaniment (part of speech: noun)
deputy (part of speech: noun)
dummy, alternate, envoy, spokeswoman, spokesman, representative, assignee, nominee, stand-in, arm, appointee, emissary, surrogate, double, token, ghost, substitute, understudy, backup, delegate, figurehead, mouthpiece
substitute (part of speech: noun)
servant (part of speech: noun)
- I am grateful to you, Herr- Lieutenant. - "The Song of Songs", Hermann Sudermann.
- Then Lieutenant de Broqueville spoke a word of command. - "The Soul of the War", Philip Gibbs.
- " Thank you," said the lieutenant; " but do not trouble yourself about such matters now. - "In the Rocky Mountains", W. H. G. Kingston.