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From Old French amirail, amiral (modern French amiral), from a shortening of Arabic أَمِير اَلبَحْر (ʾamīr al-baḥr, “commander of the fleet”, literally “sea commander”). Akin to amir, Amir, and emir. The -d- is probably from the influence of the otherwise unconnected admirable (Latin admirabilis).
admiral (plural admirals)
- A naval officer of the highest rank; the commander of a country's naval forces.
- A naval officer of high rank, immediately below Admiral of the Fleet; the commander of a fleet or squadron.
- 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.
- The ship which carries the admiral, the flagship; also, the most considerable ship of a fleet.
- (obsolete) A prince or Saracen leader under the Sultan.
- Any of various nymphalid butterflies of the genera Kaniska and Vanessa, especially a red admiral or white admiral.
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- Hyphenation: ad‧mi‧ral
- “admiral” in The Bokmål Dictionary.
- “admiral” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.
admìrāl m (Cyrillic spelling адмѝра̄л)