Meaning of admiral

ad•mi•ral

Pronunciation: (ad'mur-ul), [key]
— n.
  1. the commander in chief of a fleet.
  2. a naval officer of the highest rank.
  3. a naval officer of a high rank: the grades in the U.S. Navy are fleet admiral, admiral, vice-admiral, and rear admiral.
  4. the flagship of an admiral.
  5. a master who directs a fishing fleet.
  6. any of several often brightly colored butterflies of the family Nymphalidae, as Vanessa atalanta
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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