Definitions for: Colonel

[n] a commissioned military officer in the United States Army or Air Force or Marines who ranks above a lieutenant colonel and below a brigadier general

Webster (1913) Definition: Colo"nel, n. [F. colonel, It. colonello, prop., the
chief or commander of a column, fr. colonna column, L.
columna. See Column.] (Mil.)
The chief officer of a regiment; an officer ranking next
above a lieutenant colonel and next below a brigadier

See Also: commissioned military officer, lieutenant colonel, light colonel

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