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Definition of "admiral" []

  • The commander in chief of a fleet. (noun)
  • A flag officer. (noun)
  • A commissioned rank in the U.S. Navy or Coast Guard that is above vice admiral and below Admiral of the Fleet. (noun)
  • One who holds the rank of admiral, Admiral of the Fleet, rear admiral, or vice admiral. (noun)
  • Any of various brightly colored butterflies of the genera Limenitis and Vanessa. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "admiral" in a sentence
  • "He is an admiral, do you understand, an _admiral_! ""
  • "The team, led by a four-star admiral, is on three days, off seven."
  • "What Winston Churchill once wrote about a certain German admiral seems apposite here: "He was like a cut flower in a vase; fair to see, yet bound to die, and to die very soon if the water was not constantly renewed.""