Search Result for "echelon":
Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. a body of troops arranged in a line;

2. a diffraction grating consisting of a pile of plates of equal thickness arranged stepwise with a constant offset;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Echelon \Ech"e*lon\ ([e^]sh"e*l[o^]n), n. [F., fr. ['e]chelle ladder, fr. L. scala.] 1. (Mil.) An arrangement of a body of troops when its divisions are drawn up in parallel lines each to the right or the left of the one in advance of it, like the steps of a ladder in position for climbing. Also used adjectively; as, echelon distance. --Upton (Tactics). [1913 Webster] 2. (Naval) An arrangement of a fleet in a wedge or V form. --Encyc. Dict. [1913 Webster] Echelon lens (Optics), a large lens constructed in several parts or layers, extending in a succession of annular rings beyond the central lens; -- used in lighthouses. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Echelon \Ech"e*lon\, v. t. (Mil.) To place in echelon; to station divisions of troops in echelon. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Echelon \Ech"e*lon\, v. i. To take position in echelon. [1913 Webster] Change direction to the left, echelon by battalion from the right. --Upton (Tactics). [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

echelon n 1: a body of troops arranged in a line 2: a diffraction grating consisting of a pile of plates of equal thickness arranged stepwise with a constant offset
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

31 Moby Thesaurus words for "echelon": battle array, caste, class, close formation, condition, deployment, disposition, file, footing, formation, formation flying, hierarchy, open order, order, order of battle, place, position, power structure, precedence, queue, rank, rate, rating, row, sphere, stage, standing, station, status, string, tier
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Echelon, NJ -- U.S. Census Designated Place in New Jersey Population (2000): 10440 Housing Units (2000): 5322 Land area (2000): 2.835727 sq. miles (7.344500 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.012583 sq. miles (0.032591 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.848310 sq. miles (7.377091 sq. km) FIPS code: 19900 Located within: New Jersey (NJ), FIPS 34 Location: 39.848180 N, 74.999503 W ZIP Codes (1990): Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Echelon, NJ Echelon




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