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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fleetflit(n.)

  1. the largest organized unit of naval ships grouped for tactical or other purposes.

    Category: Military

  2. the largest organization of warships under the command of a single officer.

    Category: Military

  3. all the naval ships of a nation; navy.

  4. a large group of ships, airplanes, trucks, etc., under the same management.

Origin of fleet:

bef. 1000; ME flete, OE flēot

fleetflit(adj.; v.)fleet•er, fleet•est

  1. (adj.)swift; rapid:

    to be fleet of foot; a fleet horse.

  2. (v.i.)to move swiftly; fly.

  3. Naut. to change position; shift.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  4. Archaic. to flow. to fade; vanish.

  5. (v.t.)to cause (time) to pass lightly or swiftly.

  6. Naut. to move or change the position of.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

Origin of fleet:

bef. 900; ME fleten to float, drift, flow, OE flēotan, akin to float

fleet′ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fleet(noun)

    group of aircraft operating together under the same ownership

  2. fleet(noun)

    group of motor vehicles operating together under the same ownership

  3. fleet(noun)

    a group of steamships operating together under the same ownership

  4. fleet(adj)

    a group of warships organized as a tactical unit

  5. fleet, swift(verb)

    moving very fast

    "fleet of foot"; "the fleet scurrying of squirrels"; "a swift current"; "swift flight of an arrow"; "a swift runner"

  6. flit, flutter, fleet, dart(verb)

    move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart

    "The hummingbird flitted among the branches"

  7. evanesce, fade, blow over, pass off, fleet, pass(verb)

    disappear gradually

    "The pain eventually passed off"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. fleet(noun)flit

    a group of ships

    the Spanish fleet

  2. fleetflit

    a group of vehicles that belong to one company

    a fleet of delivery trucks

Wiktionary

  1. Fleet(ProperNoun)

    The stream that ran where Fleet Street now runs.

  2. Fleet(ProperNoun)

    A former prison in London, which originally stood near the stream.

  3. Origin: From fleten, from fleotan

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fleet

    to sail; to float

  2. Fleet

    to fly swiftly; to pass over quickly; to hasten; to flit as a light substance

  3. Fleet

    to slip on the whelps or the barrel of a capstan or windlass; -- said of a cable or hawser

  4. Fleet(verb)

    to pass over rapidly; to skin the surface of; as, a ship that fleets the gulf

  5. Fleet(verb)

    to hasten over; to cause to pass away lighty, or in mirth and joy

  6. Fleet(verb)

    to draw apart the blocks of; -- said of a tackle

  7. Fleet(verb)

    to cause to slip down the barrel of a capstan or windlass, as a rope or chain

  8. Fleet(verb)

    swift in motion; moving with velocity; light and quick in going from place to place; nimble

  9. Fleet(verb)

    light; superficially thin; not penetrating deep, as soil

  10. Fleet(verb)

    a number of vessels in company, especially war vessels; also, the collective naval force of a country, etc

  11. Fleet(verb)

    a flood; a creek or inlet; a bay or estuary; a river; -- obsolete, except as a place name, -- as Fleet Street in London

  12. Fleet(verb)

    a former prison in London, which originally stood near a stream, the Fleet (now filled up)

  13. Fleet(verb)

    to take the cream from; to skim

Freebase

  1. Fleet

    Fleet is a town and civil parish in the Hart district of Hampshire, England, located 37 miles south west of London. It is part of and is the major town ofHart District. The 2007 population forecast for Fleet was 31,687. Fleet contains the areas of Church Crookham and Elvetham Heath. In 2011, and again in 2012, Hart district, of which Fleet is the main town, was voted the best place to live in the UK by the Halifax Quality of Life study, above areas such as Elmbridge in Surrey and Wokingham in Berkshire.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. fleet

    An organization of ships, aircraft, Marine forces, and shore-based fleet activities all under the command of a commander or commander in chief who may exercise operational as well as administrative control. See also major fleet; numbered fleet.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'FLEET' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4625

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'FLEET' in Nouns Frequency: #1768


Translations for FLEET

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

fleet(noun)

a number of ships or boats under one command or sailing together

a fleet of fishing boats.

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