Definition of general noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

general

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈdʒɛnərəl//
 
, NAmE//ˈdʒɛnrəl//
 
(abbreviation Gen.)
 
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an officer of very high rank in the army and the U.S. air force; the officer with the highest rank in the marines a four-star general General Tom Parker see also brigadier general, major general
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