HyperDic: admiral

English > 2 senses of the word admiral:
NOUNperson admiral, full admiralthe supreme commander of a fleet
animaladmiralany of several brightly colored butterflies
admiral > pronunciation
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > admiral: 2 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningThe supreme commander of a fleet; ranks above a vice admiral and below a fleet admiral.
Synonymfull admiral
InstancesBligh, William Bligh, Captain BlighBritish admiral
Drake, Francis Drake, Sir Francis DrakeEnglish explorer and admiral who was the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe and who helped to defeat the Spanish Armada (1540-1596)
Nelson, Horatio Nelson, Viscount Nelson, Admiral Nelson, Lord NelsonEnglish admiral who defeated the French fleets of Napoleon but was mortally wounded at Trafalgar (1758-1805)
Yamamoto, Isoroku YamamotoJapanese admiral who planned the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 (1884-1943)
Broaderflag officerA senior naval officer above the rank of captain
English > admiral: 2 senses > noun 2, animal
MeaningAny of several brightly colored butterflies.
Broadernymphalid, nymphalid butterfly, brush-footed butterfly, four-footed butterflyMedium to large butterflies found worldwide / worldwide typically having brightly colored wings and much-reduced nonfunctional forelegs carried folded on the breast

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