admiral admiral  /ˈæd mə rəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the supreme commander of a fleet; ranks above a vice admiral and below a fleet admiral
  2. (n) any of several brightly colored butterflies

Usage(s):

  1. Probing submarine contracts and an admiral's giftsHyman Rickover, father of the nuclear navy, friend of congressional committee chairmen, was accustomed to getting his.
  2. He is, by all accounts, the very model of a modern Spanish admiral.
  3. Irishmen, by large, are poor sailors but excellent admirals.

News

  1. Barnecuts Admiral Way Service Station sold after 90 years of ownership

    A fixture in West Seattle business, Barnecut's Admiral Way Service station at 4100 SW Admiral Way has been sold to Marc Gartin. Gartin is also the owner of the Admiral Theater building, the Bartell Drugs property, and the Admiral Way Chevron station land. Dick Barnecut, whose father George Barnecut Sr. founded a service station in the Admiral District in 1923, said, "My dad was in business ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: West Seattle Herald

  2. Admiral Twin business better than ever

    The Admiral Twin Drive-In reopened one year ago. Owner Blake Smith says business is better than it was before a 2010 fire destroyed the iconic Tulsa theater.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: KJRH-TV Tulsa

  3. Vice Admiral’s daughter finds memories on famed USS Iowa

    It was the first time the Vice Admiral’s daughter had set foot on the USS Iowa and Claudia Smedberg Adams Estes made sure she didn’t miss a thing, even a visit to the brig.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Santa Paula Times

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Quotes

  1. "I know there have been varying reports over the last few days about how large the leak is, but since no one can get down there in person, there is a level of uncertainty," Obama said. "But as Admiral Thad Allen said today, our mobilization...
    on May 14, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: CBC.ca

  2. "During his tenure at Centcom, Admiral Fallon's job has been to help ensure that America's military forces are ready to meet the threats of an often troubled region of the world, and he deserves considerable credit for progress that has been made...
    on Mar 11, 2008 By: President Bush Source: FOXNews

  3. "I have approved Admiral Fallon's request to retire with reluctance and regret," Gates told reporters at the Pentagon.
    on Mar 11, 2008 By: Robert Gates Source: Reuters

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