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Definition of Admiral

Admiral

  1. A naval officer of the highest rank; a naval officer of high rank, of which there are different grades. The chief gradations in rank are admiral, vice admiral, and rear admiral. The admiral is the commander in chief of a fleet or of fleets.
  2. The ship which carries the admiral; also, the most considerable ship of a fleet.
  3. A handsome butterfly (Pyrameis Atalanta) of Europe and America. The larva feeds on nettles.

Admiral Quotations

Admiral. That part of a warship which does the talking while the figurehead does the thinking.
Ambrose Bierce

The Secretary of Defense is not a super General or Admiral. His task is to exercise civilian control over the Department for the Commander-in-Chief and the country.
Donald Rumsfeld

We lived, until I was 12 or so, in communal apartment with five different families and the same kitchen, in two little - my brother and me and my parents. It was hell, but it was a common thing. My father was not general or admiral, but he was colonel. He was teaching in military academy military topography.
Mikhail Baryshnikov

Another nice thing was that I would type out letters home for the admiral's stewards. They would then feed me the same food the admiral ate.
Jack Adams

Ford used to come to work in a big car with two Admiral's flags, on each side of the car. His assistant would be there with his accordion, playing, Hail to the Chief.
Richard Widmark
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Admiral Translations

admiral in Afrikaans is admiraal
admiral in Danish is admiral
admiral in Dutch is admiraal, vlootvoogd
admiral in French is amiral
admiral in German is Admiral {m}
admiral in Italian is ammiraglio
admiral in Portuguese is almirante
admiral in Spanish is almirante
admiral in Swedish is amiral

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