A naval officer of the highest rank; the commander of a country's naval forces. (noun)
A naval officer of high rank, immediately below Admiral of the Fleet; the commander of a fleet or squadron. (noun)
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. (noun)
The ship which carries the admiral, the flagship; also, the most considerable ship of a fleet. (noun)
A prince or Saracen leader under the Sultan. (noun)
Any of various nymphalid butterflies of Europe and America, especially a red admiral or white admiral. (noun)
Examples of word admiral
He is an admiral, do you understand, an _admiral_! "
The team, led by a four-star admiral, is on three days, off seven.
What Winston Churchill once wrote about a certain German admiral seems apposite here: "He was like a cut flower in a vase; fair to see, yet bound to die, and to die very soon if the water was not constantly renewed."
Fortunately, Rep Joe Sestak (D-PA), a retired admiral from the United States Navy, was there to defend the rights of Americans against the slander of Mr. DeLay, alleged human being.
In the Roman era Megabazus was called the admiral in chief of 480 B.C., which may be an echo of such a status.