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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the largest organized unit of naval ships grouped for tactical or other purposes.
the largest organization of warships under the command of a single officer.
all the naval ships of a nation; navy.
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
to be fleet of foot; a fleet horse.
(v.i.)to move swiftly; fly.
Naut. to change position; shift.
Category: Nautical, Navy
Archaic. to flow. to fade; vanish.
(v.t.)to cause (time) to pass lightly or swiftly.
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
group of aircraft operating together under the same ownership
group of motor vehicles operating together under the same ownership
a group of steamships operating together under the same ownership
a group of warships organized as a tactical unit
moving very fast
"fleet of foot"; "the fleet scurrying of squirrels"; "a swift current"; "swift flight of an arrow"; "a swift runner"
flit, flutter, fleet, dart(verb)
move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart
"The hummingbird flitted among the branches"
evanesce, fade, blow over, pass off, fleet, pass(verb)
"The pain eventually passed off"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a group of ships
the Spanish fleet
a group of vehicles that belong to one company
a fleet of delivery trucks
The stream that ran where Fleet Street now runs.
A former prison in London, which originally stood near the stream.
Origin: From fleten, from fleotan
to sail; to float
to fly swiftly; to pass over quickly; to hasten; to flit as a light substance
to slip on the whelps or the barrel of a capstan or windlass; -- said of a cable or hawser
to pass over rapidly; to skin the surface of; as, a ship that fleets the gulf
to hasten over; to cause to pass away lighty, or in mirth and joy
to draw apart the blocks of; -- said of a tackle
to cause to slip down the barrel of a capstan or windlass, as a rope or chain
swift in motion; moving with velocity; light and quick in going from place to place; nimble
light; superficially thin; not penetrating deep, as soil
a number of vessels in company, especially war vessels; also, the collective naval force of a country, etc
a flood; a creek or inlet; a bay or estuary; a river; -- obsolete, except as a place name, -- as Fleet Street in London
a former prison in London, which originally stood near a stream, the Fleet (now filled up)
to take the cream from; to skim
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
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.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
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Rank popularity for the word 'FLEET' in Nouns Frequency: #1768
Translations for FLEET
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a number of ships or boats under one command or sailing together
a fleet of fishing boats.
- أُسْطول، عَدَد كَبير منArabic
- frotaPortuguese (BR)
- die FlotteGerman
- laevastik, flotillEstonian
- जहाजी बेड़ाHindi
- دجنګى كښتيو يوه ډله، بحريهPashto
- 船隊Chinese (Trad.)
- جہازوں کا بیڑاUrdu
- hạm độiVietnamese
- 船队Chinese (Simp.)
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