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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
- vice admiral
and below admiral
of the fleet, or fleet admiral
. In NATO, admirals
have a rank code of OF-9 as a four-star rank. The word admiral
is a senior naval
to lieutenant general
and air marshal. A vice admiral
is typically senior
to a rear admiral
- Rear admiral
is a senior naval
to a major general
and air vice marshal
that of a commodore
and captain, but below...
- Lieutenant admiral
is a senior naval military
rank in some countries
of the world. In the Royal Netherlands
Navy the rank of lieutenant 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
- 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
(released in the United States
as The Ship Was Loaded) is a 1957 British comedy
by Val Guest
and featuring David
is the oldest English sportswear
brand, mostly focused
on ****ociation football. Founded
in 1914 in Leicester, Admiral
was originally created
- A rear admiral
in the U.S. uniformed services
of two different ranks
officers: one-star flag officers
and two-star flag officers...
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