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admiral

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See also Admiral, and admirál

English

Etymology

15th century. From Old French admiral, amiral (modern amiral), from Arabic امير (amīr), commander) + -al. Later associated with admirable. Compare amir, emir.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
admiral

Plural
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  1. A naval officer of the highest rank; the commander of a country's naval forces.
  2. A naval officer of high rank, immediately below Admiral of the Fleet; the commander of a fleet or squadron.
  3. 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.
  4. The ship which carries the admiral, the flagship; also, the most considerable ship of a fleet.
  5. (obsolete) A prince or Saracen leader under the Sultan.
  6. (zoological) Any of various nymphalid butterflies of Europe and America, especially a red admiral or white admiral.

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Derived terms


Croatian

Etymology

From Arabic امير (amīr), commander) + -al.

Noun

admiral m. sg.

  1. admiral

Indonesian

Etymology

From Dutch admiraal

Noun

admiral m.

  1. admiral

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