Part of speech: noun

A naval officer of the highest rank; the commander- in- chief of a fleet.

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Usage examples "admiral":

  1. " All right, admiral," he said suddenly. - "In the Yellow Sea", Henry Frith.
  2. The Admiral has given the signal to anchor, and the leading ships are already bringing up. - "When London Burned", G. A. Henty.
  3. He also, in a despatch submitted to Saunders, threw some amount of blame on the Navy, but to this the Admiral strongly objected, and it was withdrawn, Wolfe saying: " I see clearly wherein I have been deficient; and think a little more or less blame to a man that must necessarily be ruined, of little or no consequence." - "The Life of Captain James Cook", Arthur Kitson.