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Admiral vs. General

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Admiralnoun

A naval officer of the highest rank; the commander of a country's naval forces.

Generaladjective

Including or involving every part or member of a given or implied entity, whole etc.; as opposed to specific or particular.

Admiralnoun

A naval officer of high rank, immediately below Admiral of the Fleet; the commander of a fleet or squadron.

Generaladjective

Applied to a person (as a postmodifier or a normal preceding adjective) to indicate supreme rank, in civil or military titles, and later in other terms; pre-eminent.

Admiralnoun

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.

Generaladjective

Prevalent or widespread among a given class or area; common, usual.

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Admiralnoun

The ship which carries the admiral, the flagship; also, the most considerable ship of a fleet.

Generaladjective

Not limited in use or application; applicable to the whole or every member of a class or category.

Admiralnoun

(obsolete) A prince or Saracen leader under the Sultan.

Generaladjective

Giving or consisting of only the most important aspects of something, ignoring minor details; indefinite.

Admiralnoun

(entomology) Any of various nymphalid butterflies of the genus Vanessa, especially a red admiral or white admiral.

Generaladjective

Not limited to a specific class; miscellaneous, concerned with all branches of a given subject or area.

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Admiralnoun

A naval officer of the highest rank; a naval officer of high rank, of which there are different grades. The chief gradations in rank are admiral, vice admiral, and rear admiral. The admiral is the commander in chief of a fleet or of fleets.

Generalnoun

A general fact or proposition; a generality.

‘We have dealt with the generals; now let us turn to the particulars.’;

Admiralnoun

The ship which carries the admiral; also, the most considerable ship of a fleet.

‘Like some mighty admiral, dark and terrible, bearing down upon his antagonist with all his canvas straining to the wind, and all his thunders roaring from his broadsides.’;

Generalnoun

(military ranks) The holder of a senior military title, originally designating the commander of an army and now a specific rank falling under field marshal (in the British army) and below general of the army or general of the air force in the US army and air forces.

Admiralnoun

A handsome butterfly (Pyrameis Atalanta) of Europe and America. The larva feeds on nettles.

Generalnoun

A great strategist or tactician.

‘Hannibal was one of the greatest generals of the ancient world.’;

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Admiralnoun

the supreme commander of a fleet; ranks above a vice admiral and below a fleet admiral

Generalnoun

(Christianity) The head of certain religious orders, especially Dominicans or Jesuits.

Admiralnoun

any of several brightly colored butterflies

Generalnoun

(nautical) A commander of naval forces; an admiral.

Admiralnoun

the most senior commander of a fleet or navy.

Generalnoun

A general servant; a maid with no specific duties.

Admiralnoun

a naval officer of the second most senior rank, above vice admiral and below Admiral of the Fleet or Fleet Admiral.

Generalnoun

A general anesthetic; general anesthesia.

Admiralnoun

short for vice admiral or rear admiral

Generalnoun

(insurance) The general insurance industry.

‘I work in general.’;

Admiralnoun

a butterfly which has dark wings with bold red or white markings.

Generaladjective

Relating to a genus or kind; pertaining to a whole class or order; as, a general law of animal or vegetable economy.

Admiral

Admiral is one of the highest ranks in some navies. In the Commonwealth nations and the United States, a admiral is equivalent to a general in the army, and is above vice admiral and below admiral of the fleet, or fleet admiral.

‘full’; ‘full’;

Generaladjective

Comprehending many species or individuals; not special or particular; including all particulars; as, a general inference or conclusion.

Generaladjective

Not restrained or limited to a precise import; not specific; vague; indefinite; lax in signification; as, a loose and general expression.

Generaladjective

Common to many, or the greatest number; widely spread; prevalent; extensive, though not universal; as, a general opinion; a general custom.

‘This general applause and cheerful shoutArgue your wisdom and your love to Richard.’;

Generaladjective

Having a relation to all; common to the whole; as, Adam, our general sire.

Generaladjective

As a whole; in gross; for the most part.

‘His general behavior vain, ridiculous.’;

Generaladjective

Usual; common, on most occasions; as, his general habit or method.

Generalnoun

The whole; the total; that which comprehends or relates to all, or the chief part; - opposed to particular.

‘In particulars our knowledge begins, and so spreads itself by degrees to generals.’;

Generalnoun

One of the chief military officers of a government or country; the commander of an army, of a body of men not less than a brigade. In European armies, the highest military rank next below field marshal.

Generalnoun

The roll of the drum which calls the troops together; as, to beat the general.

Generalnoun

The chief of an order of monks, or of all the houses or congregations under the same rule.

Generalnoun

The public; the people; the vulgar.

Generalnoun

a general officer of the highest rank

Generalnoun

the head of a religious order or congregation

Generalnoun

a fact about the whole (as opposed to particular);

‘he discussed the general but neglected the particular’; ‘he always reasons from the particular to the general’;

Generalverb

command as a general;

‘We are generaled by an incompetent!’;

Generaladjective

applying to all or most members of a category or group;

‘the general public’; ‘general assistance’; ‘a general rule’; ‘in general terms’; ‘comprehensible to the general reader’;

Generaladjective

not specialized or limited to one class of things;

‘general studies’; ‘general knowledge’;

Generaladjective

of national scope;

‘a general election’;

Generaladjective

prevailing among and common to the general public;

‘the general discontent’;

Generaladjective

affecting the entire body;

‘a general anesthetic’; ‘general symptoms’;

Generaladjective

somewhat indefinite;

‘bearing a general resemblance to the original’; ‘a general description of the merchandise’;

Generaladjective

of worldwide scope or applicability;

‘an issue of cosmopolitan import’; ‘the shrewdest political and ecumenical comment of our time’; ‘universal experience’;

Generaladjective

affecting or concerning all or most people or things; widespread

‘books of general interest’; ‘the general opinion was that prices would fall’;

Generaladjective

not specialized or limited in range of subject, application, activity, etc.

‘brush up on your general knowledge’;

Generaladjective

(of a rule, principle, etc.) true for all or most cases.

Generaladjective

normal or usual

‘it is not general practice to confirm or deny such reports’;

Generaladjective

considering or including only the main features or elements of something; not exact or detailed

‘the arrangements were outlined in very general terms’; ‘a general introduction to the subject’;

Generaladjective

chief or principal

‘the general manager’; ‘the Director General of the BBC’;

Generalnoun

a commander of an army, or an army officer of very high rank.

Generalnoun

a high rank of officer in the army and in the US air force, above lieutenant general and below field marshal, general of the army, or general of the air force.

Generalnoun

short for lieutenant general or major general

Generalnoun

the head of a religious order organized on quasi-military lines, e.g. the Jesuits, the Dominicans, or the Salvation Army.

Generalnoun

the general public.

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