Noun Admiral Definition and Examples







The most senior commander of a fleet or navy.
  1. 'During that period, Japanese admirals or Commanders-in-Chief of the Combined Fleet of Japan had great power, more so that the present Prime Ministers.'
  2. 'To copy correspondence, an admiral commanding an entire fleet might have two or three clerks, an aide/flag lieutenant, and occasionally a supply officer.'
  3. 'To this end, each morning, the admiral in command of Second Fleet requires an operational brief, known as the Commander's Update.'
  4. 'In 1914 Beatty was one of the youngest admirals in the Royal Navy, and, as commander of the battle-cruiser squadron of the Grand Fleet, held one of the navy's most prestigious appointments.'
  5. 'Gravely was the first Black to become an admiral and command a major naval fleet in the 1960s.'
  6. 'Admiral Jellicoe found fame in Word War One as the admiral who led the British Navy at the Battle of Jutland.'
  7. 'It was the same reason that prompted the Army and Navy to cashier the admiral and the general in command at Pearl Harbor.'
  8. 'In 1421, the Ming emperor Zhu Di dispatched four great fleets under admirals Hong Bao, Zhou Man, Zhou Wen, and Yang Qing to Southeast Asia and the Indian Ocean.'
  9. 'When I went to speak to the admiral who sailed the fleet over, he asked me where I hailed from.'
  10. 'The Admiral likes going to the Royal Thai Navy Course at Sattahip.'
  11. 'Either way, the Admiral had no say in the matter.'
  12. 'Below him was a Supreme Naval Staff, headed from 1938 by Admiral L. Galler.'
  13. 'The Consul and the Admiral would lose a huge asset.'
  14. 'The Admiral founded the Royal Thai Naval Academy and the Marine Engineering School.'
  15. 'The Admiral and his men could carry their arms and ammunition.'
  16. 'Poindexter was an Admiral in the United States Navy and became National Security Advisor to President Reagan from 1985 until 1986.'
  17. 'Can the British, do you think, pull this off, Admiral?'
  18. 'Thus a legend was made: " On the sea there was Admiral Yi Sun-shin and on the land there was the General Kwak Chae-u."'
  19. 'Up to 1916, the German High Seas Fleet had been commanded by Admiral von Poul.'
A butterfly which has dark wings with bold red or white markings.
  1. 'If you live near a park or wooded area, it may provide habitat for Mourning Cloaks, admirals, and tiger swallowtails, who will foray into your yard for nectar.'
  2. 'There is often an extreme contrast between full sunshine and deep shadow, as can be seen in the photograph of the White Admiral.'
((n.) 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.|--|(n.) The ship which carries the admiral; also, the most considerable ship of a fleet.|--|(n.) A handsome butterfly (Pyrameis Atalanta) of Europe and America. The larva feeds on nettles.|--|)


1. the commander in chief of a fleet.

2. a naval officer of the highest rank.

3. a naval officer of a high rank: the grades in the U.S. Navy are fleet admiral, admiral, vice-admiral, and rear admiral.

4. Obsolete. the flagship of an admiral.

5. British. a master who directs a fishing fleet.

6. any of several often brightly colored butterflies of the family Nymphalidae, as Vanessa atalanta (red admiral)


"There can be admiral lords."
"There can be admiral brands."
"There can be admiral homes."
"There can be admiral butterflies."
"There can be admiral vons."
"There can be admiral softwares."
"There can be admiral pauls."
"There can be admiral brents."
"There can be admiral wests."
"There can be admiral turners."
"There can be admiral superintendents."
"There can be admiral streets."
"There can be admiral sees."
"There can be admiral restings."
"There can be admiral projects."
"There can be admiral positions."
"There can be admiral logos."
"There can be admiral lis."
"There can be admiral lasts."
"There can be admiral hills."

Middle English (denoting an emir or Saracen commander): from Old French amiral, admirail, via medieval Latin from Arabic 'amīr ‘commander’ (from 'amara ‘to command’). The ending -al was from Arabic -al- ‘of the’, used in titles (e.g. 'amīr-al-'umarā ‘ruler of rulers’), later assimilated to the familiar Latinate suffix -al.

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