Associations to the word «Admiral»


ADMIRAL, noun. A naval officer of the highest rank; the commander of a country's naval forces.
ADMIRAL, noun. A naval officer of high rank, immediately below Admiral of the Fleet; the commander of a fleet or squadron.
ADMIRAL, noun. A flag officer in the United States Navy or Coast Guard of a grade superior to vice admiral and junior to admiral of the fleet (when that grade is used). An admiral is equal in grade or rank to a four star general.
ADMIRAL, noun. The ship which carries the admiral, the flagship; also, the most considerable ship of a fleet.
ADMIRAL, noun. (obsolete) A prince or Saracen leader under the Sultan.
ADMIRAL, noun. Any of various nymphalid butterflies of Europe and America, especially a red admiral or white admiral.
ADMIRAL OF THE FLEET, proper noun. (nautical) The highest-ranking officer in the navy.
ADMIRAL OF THE FLEET, noun. Admiral of the fleet is the highest grade of flag officer authorized in the United States Navy. An admiral of the fleet is superior to a four star admiral and is junior only to the Secretary of the Navy, Secretary of Defense, and the President of the United States. An admiral of the fleet is equal in grade or rank to a general of the army.
ADMIRAL OF THE FLEET, noun. A naval officer of equivalent grade or rank in the naval forces of other nations.
ADMIRAL SHELL, noun. (archaic) An ornamental cone shell, Conus ammiralis.
ADMIRAL SHELLS, noun. Plural of admiral shell

Dictionary definition

ADMIRAL, noun. The supreme commander of a fleet; ranks above a vice admiral and below a fleet admiral.
ADMIRAL, noun. Any of several brightly colored butterflies.

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