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Definition of Admiral
AdmiralAdmiral Ad"mi*ral, n. [OE. amiral, admiral, OF. amiral,
ultimately fr. Ar. am[=i]r-al-bahr commander of the sea; Ar.
am[=i]r is commander, al is the Ar. article, and am[=i]r-al,
heard in different titles, was taken as one word. Early forms
of the word show confusion with L. admirabilis admirable, fr.
admirari to admire. It is said to have been introduced into
Europe by the Genoese or Venetians, in the 12th or 13th
century. Cf. Ameer, Emir.]
1. A naval officer of the highest rank; a naval officer of
high rank, of which there are different grades. The chief
gradations in rank are admiral, vice admiral, and rear
admiral. The admiral is the commander in chief of a fleet
or of fleets.
2. The ship which carries the admiral; also, the most
considerable ship of a fleet.
Like some mighty admiral, dark and terrible, bearing
down upon his antagonist with all his canvas
straining to the wind, and all his thunders roaring
from his broadsides. --E. Everett.
3. (Zo["o]l.) A handsome butterfly (Pyrameis Atalanta) of
Europe and America. The larva feeds on nettles.
Admiral shell (Zo["o]l.), the popular name of an ornamental
cone shell (Conus admiralis).
Lord High Admiral, a great officer of state, who (when this
rare dignity is conferred) is at the head of the naval
administration of Great Britain.
Meaning of Admiral from wikipedia
- army or the Air Force, and is above
and below admiral
of the fleet, or fleet admiral
. The word admiral
in Middle English comes
- Rear admiral
is a senior naval
to a major general
and air vice marshal
that of a commodore
and captain, but below...
is a senior naval
to lieutenant general
and air marshal. A vice admiral
is typically senior
to a rear admiral
- Lieutenant admiral
(Luitenant-admiraal) is a senior naval military
rank in the Royal Netherlands
Navy. The rank is a four star rank, senior
to a vice-admiral
- Grand admiral
is a historic naval
rank, the highest
rank in the several European navies
that used it. It is best known
for its use in Germany
- Admiral Group
plc is a British financial services company headquartered
in Cardiff, Wales. Listed
on the London Stock
Exchange, it is a constituent
- Admiral Makarov
to: Konstantin Makarov
(1931–2011), Soviet Admiral
of the Fleet Stepan Makarov
vice admiral Russian
- A rear admiral
in the U.S. uniformed services
of two different ranks
officers: one-star flag officers
and two-star flag officers...
- General admiral
or Admiral general
was a Danish, Dutch, German, Russian, Portuguese, Spanish
and Swedish naval
rank. Its historic origin
is a title
- An admiral
of the fleet
or fleet admiral
(equivalent rank to admiral
of the navy or grand admiral
) is a military naval officer
of the highest
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