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See also: admiral, admirál, and admirał


Alternative forms[edit]


Admiral (plural Admirals)

  1. Alternative letter-case form of admiral in its various senses.
    I have the orders ready, Admiral.
    Admiral Yi was one of the greatest naval officers in history and is still a beloved Korean hero.
    • 1969, Gordon Newell, Allan E[dward] Smith, Mighty Mo: The U.S.S. Missouri: A Biography of the Last Battleship, New York, N.Y.: Bonanza Books, a division of Crown Publishers, Inc., →OCLC, page 96, column 1:
      [F]ive-year-old Loren Devine of Indianapolis dispatched a letter to Admiral Smith . . . “Dear Admiral, why can’t you make the old Mo sail? Can’t you fix that wreck in the bottom? Look the ship over and see if there are any holes and cracks and then write me a letter if you can make er[sic] sail. I’m worried about it.” Both Admirals Smith and Wallin answered Loren’s letter, and sent him a complete set of diagrams showing how the salvage job was done.



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From English admiral, from Middle English, Anglo-Norman, and Old French admiral, from Medieval Latin admiralis, from Arabic أَمِير (ʔamīr, commander) + -alis (-al) under influence from admīrārī (to admire, to respect). Cognate with French amiral, etc.


  • IPA(key): /admiˈʁaːl/
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  • Rhymes: -aːl


Admiral m (strong, genitive Admirals, plural Admirale or Admiräle, feminine Admiralin)

  1. admiral (male or of unspecified gender)


Derived terms[edit]


  • Czech: admirál
  • Hungarian: admirális
  • Polish: admirał
  • Slovene: admirȃl
  • Ukrainian: адміра́л (admirál)

Further reading[edit]

  • Admiral” in Duden online
  • Admiral” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache