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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

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

Banning paper and plastic and making shoppers carry their groceries home in their mouths like dogs is just the thing to make a little tin humanist in the Obama West Wing think he's admiral of the Uzbek Navy.
P. J. O'Rourke

The main American naval forces were shifted to the Pacific region and an American admiral made a strong declaration to the effect that if war were to break out between Japan and the United States, the Japanese navy could be sunk in a matter of weeks.
Hideki Tojo

The nearest the modern general or admiral comes to a small-arms encounter of any sort is at a duck hunt in the company of corporation executives at the retreat of Continental Motors, Inc.
C. Wright Mills

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
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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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