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c. 1205 (?).
admiral (plural admirals)
- A naval officer of the highest rank; the commander of a country's naval forces.
- A naval officer of high rank, immediately below Admiral of the Fleet; the commander of a fleet or squadron.
- 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.
- The ship which carries the admiral, the flagship; also, the most considerable ship of a fleet.
- (obsolete) A prince or Saracen leader under the Sultan.
- Any of various nymphalid butterflies of Europe and America, especially a red admiral or white admiral.
a naval officer of the highest rank
a naval officer of high rank, immediately below Admiral of the Fleet
the ship which carries the admiral, the flagship
a prince or Saracen leader under the Sultan
nymphalid butterflies of Europe and America
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Derived terms 
- ^ The Mastery of the Sea, by Cyril Field, p. 234
- ^ “admiral” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).
From Dutch admiraal
- IPA: /admǐraːl/
- Hyphenation: ad‧mi‧ral
admìrāl m (Cyrillic spelling адмѝра̄л)
declension of admiral