HyperDic: subaltern

English > 2 senses of the word subaltern:
ADJECTIVEallsubaltern, junior-grade, lower-ranking, lowly, petty, secondaryinferior in rank or status
NOUNperson subalterna British commissioned army officer below the rank of captain
English > subaltern: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaninginferior in rank or status.
Synonymsjunior-grade, lower-ranking, lowly, petty, secondary
Broaderjunioryounger
Spanishinferior, subalterno, subordinado
Catalaninferior, subaltern, subordinat
Nounssubalterna British commissioned army officer below the rank of captain
English > subaltern: 2 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA British commissioned army officer below the rank of captain.
Categorymilitary, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machineThe military forces of a nation
Broadercommissioned military officerA commissioned officer in the Army or Air Force or Marine Corps
Spanishalférez
Catalanalferes, subaltern
Adjectivessubalterninferior in rank or status

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