admiral

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA: /ˈæd.mə.rəl/
  • (US) IPA: /ˈæd.mə.rəl/ or /ˈæd.mɚl̩/
  • (file)

Noun[change]

Singular
admiral

Plural
admirals

Admiral Nelson

(countable)

  1. An admiral is the person in charge of a navy or fleet of ships, like a general in the army.
    Horatio Nelson is a famous British admiral.
  2. An admiral is a high rank naval officer who is allowed to fly his own flag.
    We could easily recognize the admiral's ship because of his flag.