admiral: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (ad'mur-ul), [key]
- the commander in chief of a fleet.
- a naval officer of the highest rank.
- a naval officer of a high rank: the grades in the U.S. Navy are fleet admiral, admiral, vice-admiral, and rear admiral.
- the flagship of an admiral.
- a master who directs a fishing fleet.
- any of several often brightly colored butterflies of the family Nymphalidae, as Vanessa atalanta
- admiral (Thesaurus)