Definitions for admiral
ˈæd mər əlad·mi·ral
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word admiral.
admiral, full admiralnoun
the supreme commander of a fleet; ranks above a vice admiral and below a fleet admiral
any of several brightly colored butterflies
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.
A prince or Saracen leader under the Sultan.
(zoological) Any of various nymphalid butterflies of Europe and America, especially a red admiral or white admiral.
Etymology: From admiral, amiral (modern amiral), from amir-ar-rahl (commander of the fleet), امير + -al. Later associated with admirable. Cognate to amir, emir.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
1.An officer or magistrate that has the government of the king’s navy, and the hearing and determining all causes, as well civil as criminal, belonging to the sea. John Cowell
Etymology: amiral, Fr. of uncertain etymology.
He also, in battle at sea, overthrew Rodericus Rotundus, admiral of Spain; in which sight the admiral, with his son, were both slain, and seven of his gallies taken. Richard Knolles, Hist. Turks.
Make the sea shine with gallantry, and all
The English youth flock to their admiral. Edmund Waller.
The admiral galley, wherein the emperor himself was, by great mischance struck upon a sand. Richard Knolles, Hist. of the Turks.
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
the ship which carries the admiral; also, the most considerable ship of a fleet
a handsome butterfly (Pyrameis Atalanta) of Europe and America. The larva feeds on nettles
Etymology: [OE. amiral, admiral, OF. amiral, ultimately fr. Ar. amr-al-bahr commander of the sea; Ar. amr is commander, al is the Ar. article, and amr-al, heard in different titles, was taken as one word. Early forms of the word show confusion with L. admirabilis admirable, fr. admirari to admire. It is said to have been introduced into Europe by the Genoese or Venetians, in the 12th or 13th century. Cf. Ameer, Emir.]
Admiral is the rank, or part of the name of the ranks, of the highest naval officers. The rank usually refers to the position of full admiral and above vice admiral and below admiral of the fleet. It is usually abbreviated to "Adm" or "ADM". Where relevant, admiral has a NATO code of OF-9, and is a four-star rank.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ad′mir-al, n. the chief commander of a navy—the ancient English title of Lord High Admiral is now in abeyance, his functions falling to the five Lord Commissioners of the Admiralty, and the High Court of Admiralty: a naval officer of the highest rank. In the British navy, admirals are distinguished into three classes—Ad′mirals, Vice′-ad′mirals, and Rear′-ad′mirals; the admiral carrying his colour at the main, the vice-admiral at the fore, and the rear-admiral at the mizzen mast-head. In former times each grade was subdivided into three sections, known as admirals (or vice- or rear-admirals) of the Red, of the White, and of the Blue, respectively: admiral-ship (Milton's ammiral) or flag-ship: the chief ship in a fleet of merchantmen.—ns. Ad′miralship, the office of an admiral; Ad′miralty, the board of commissioners for the administration of naval affairs: the building where these transact business. [Through Fr. from Ar. amīr, a lord, a chief.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the chief commander of a fleet, of which there are in Britain three grades—admirals, vice-admirals, and rear-admirals, the first displaying his flag on the main mast, the second on the fore, and the third on the mizzen.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
The derivation of this noble title from the Greek almyros, from the Latin admirabilis, from the Saxon aenmereeal, and from the French aumer, appear all fanciful. It is extensively received that the Sicilians first adopted it from emir, the sea, of their Saracen masters; but it presents a kind of unusual etymological inversion. The term is most frequent in old Romance; but the style and title was not used by us until 1286; and in 1294, William de Leybourne was designated "Amiral de la Mer du Roy d'Angleterre;" six years afterwards Viscount Narbonne was constituted Admiral of France; which dates nearly fix the commencement of the two states as maritime powers. The admiral is the chief commander of a fleet, but of this rank there are three degrees, distinguished by a flag at the fore, main, or mizen mast, according to the title of admiral, vice-admiral, or rear-admiral. These were again subdivided according to their colour of red, white, or blue, which had to be likewise borne by the squadrons they respectively commanded. (See FLAG.) In 1865 the colours were omitted, and the only flag now hoisted by ships of war is the white St. George's ensign, and for admirals the white St. George's cross at the main, fore, or mizen. The admiral of the fleet is the highest officer under the admiralty of Great Britain; it is rather an honorary distinction, and usually attained by seniority and service: when this officer serves afloat, he hoists the proud distinction of the Union flag at the main. The lord high-admiral was one of the principal officers of the state, who formerly decided all cases relating to the sea: he wore a gold call and chain, similar in form to that which has descended to the boatswain and his mate. This dignity has been extinct for many years, and the duty merged into that of the lords-commissioners and admiralty court; in 1827, it was revived for a short time in the person of His Royal Highness the Duke of Clarence. The epithet of admiral was also formerly applied to any large or leading ship, without reference to flag; and is still used for the principal vessel in the cod and whale fisheries. That which arrives first in any port of Newfoundland retains this title during the season, with certain rights of beach in flakes. The master of the second ship becomes the vice-admiral, and the master of the third the rear-admiral.
A beautiful and rare shell of the genus Conus; the varieties are designated the grand-admiral, the vice-admiral, the orange-admiral, and the extra-admiral.
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Etymology and Origins
From the Arabic emir-el-bahr, Lord of the Sea.
The numerical value of admiral in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of admiral in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
We must never forget, that under modern conditions of life, science, and technology. All war has been greatly brutalized, and that no one who joins in it, even in self-defense, can escape becoming also in a measure brutalized. Modern war cannot be limited in its destructive method and the inevitable debasement of all participants… A fair scrutiny of the last two World Wars makes clear the steady intensification of the weapons and methods employed by both, the aggressors and the victors. In order to defeat the Japanese aggression, we were forced, as Admiral Nimitz has stated, to employ a technique of unrestricted warfare, not unlike that which 25 years ago was the proximate cause of our entry into World War I. In the use of strategic air power the Allies took the lives of hundreds of thousands of civilians in Germany and Japan…. We as well as our enemies have contributed to the proof that the central moral problem is war and not its methods, and that a continuance of war will in all probability end with the destruction of our civilization.
'That is indisputable,' was the answer, 'but in this country it is a good thing to kill an admiral from time to time to encourage the others.'
They did that to Admiral Ronny Jackson, they are doing it for a lot of people.
Admiral, you might not understand: Here at Disney it's in our culture to tell stories that project optimism and have happy endings.'.
Admiral Harris is always exploring options to forward deploy and operationalize the latest advancements in ballistic missile defense technologies in the Pacific, where we face increasingly sophisticated threats to the homeland.
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- адмирал, флагманBulgarian
- almirallCatalan, Valencian
- ναύαρχος, ναυαρχίδαGreek
- دریاسالار, دریابدPersian
- admirális, tengernagyHungarian
- 海軍大将, 提督Japanese
- 提督, 제독Korean
- флагман, адмиралRussian
- oramiral, amiralTurkish
- ئادمىرالUyghur, Uighur
- امیر البحرUrdu
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