• (British) IPA: /ˈæd.mə.ɹəl/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈæd.mə.ɹəl/, /ˈæd.mɚl̩/

admiral (plural admirals)

  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. Any of various nymphalid butterflies of the genera Kaniska and Vanessa, especially a red admiral or white admiral.
Translations Translations Translations
  • Russian: фла́гман
  • Portuguese: almirante
  • Russian: адмира́л

  • (British) IPA: /ˈæd.mə.ɹəl/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈæd.mɚl̩/

admiral (uncountable)

  1. (military) A naval officer title

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