Definition of admiral
What does the word admiral mean?
part of speech: noun
Commander-in-chief of a country\'s navy (in England, formerly Lord High A.); naval officer of highest rank, commander of fleet or squadron; A. of the Fleet, A., Vice-A., Rear-A., the four grades of A. in England; privileged commander of fishing or merchant fleet; ship that carries the a., Flagship; red A., White A., two European species of butterfly. Hence admiralship n. [old French]