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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019 ad•mi•ral /ˈædmərəl/
USA pronunciation n. [ countable ]
Naval Termsthe commander in chief of a naval fleet.
ad•mi•ral•ship, n. [ uncountable ] WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019 ad•mi•ral
(ad ′mər əl), USA pronunciation n.
Naval Termsthe commander in chief of a fleet.
Naval Terms, Militarya naval officer of the highest rank.
Naval Terms, Militarya naval officer of a high rank: the grades in the U.S. Navy are fleet admiral, admiral, vice-admiral, and rear admiral.
Naval Terms the flagship of an admiral. [Obs. ]
British Termsa master who directs a fishing fleet. Insectsany of several often brightly colored butterflies of the family Nymphalidae, as Vanessa atalanta (red admiral).
ad ′mi•ral•ship′, n.
Medieval Latin admīrābilis mundī for Arabic amīr al-mu'minīn commander of the faithful; or with replacement of a- 5 by ad-, as in administer Arabic amīr al commander of the; -d- Old French Middle English, variant of amiral 1175–1225
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admiral / ˈædmərəl/ n the supreme commander of a fleet or navy Also called: admiral of the fleet, fleet admiral a naval officer of the highest rank, equivalent to general of the army or field marshal a senior naval officer entitled to fly his own flag See also , rear admiral vice admiral chiefly Brit the master of a fishing fleet any of various nymphalid butterflies, esp the red admiral or white admiral Etymology: 13 th Century: amyral, from Old French amiral emir, and from Medieval Latin admīrālis (the spelling with d probably influenced by admīrābilis admirable); both from Arabic amīr emir, commander, esp in the phrase amīr-al commander of, as in amīr-al-bahr commander of the sea ˈadmiralˌship n
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