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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fleetnoun

    group of aircraft operating together under the same ownership

  2. fleetnoun

    group of motor vehicles operating together under the same ownership

  3. fleetnoun

    a group of steamships operating together under the same ownership

  4. fleetadjective

    a group of warships organized as a tactical unit

  5. fleet, swiftverb

    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, dartverb

    move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart

    "The hummingbird flitted among the branches"

  7. evanesce, fade, blow over, pass off, fleet, passverb

    disappear gradually

    "The pain eventually passed off"

Wiktionary

  1. Fleetnoun

    The stream that ran where Fleet Street now runs.

    Etymology: From fleten, from fleotan

  2. Fleetnoun

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

    Etymology: From fleten, from fleotan

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fleet

    to sail; to float

    Etymology: [OE. fleten, fleoten, to swim, AS. fletan to swim, float; akin to D. vlieten to flow, OS. fliotan, OHG. fliozzan, G. fliessen, Icel. fljta to float, flow, Sw. flyta, D. flyde, L. pluere to rain, Gr. plei^n to sail, swim, float, Skr. plu to swim, sail. 84. Cf. Fleet, n. & a., Float, Pluvial, Flow.]

  2. Fleet

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

    Etymology: [OE. fleten, fleoten, to swim, AS. fletan to swim, float; akin to D. vlieten to flow, OS. fliotan, OHG. fliozzan, G. fliessen, Icel. fljta to float, flow, Sw. flyta, D. flyde, L. pluere to rain, Gr. plei^n to sail, swim, float, Skr. plu to swim, sail. 84. Cf. Fleet, n. & a., Float, Pluvial, Flow.]

  3. Fleet

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

    Etymology: [OE. fleten, fleoten, to swim, AS. fletan to swim, float; akin to D. vlieten to flow, OS. fliotan, OHG. fliozzan, G. fliessen, Icel. fljta to float, flow, Sw. flyta, D. flyde, L. pluere to rain, Gr. plei^n to sail, swim, float, Skr. plu to swim, sail. 84. Cf. Fleet, n. & a., Float, Pluvial, Flow.]

  4. Fleetverb

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

    Etymology: [OE. fleten, fleoten, to swim, AS. fletan to swim, float; akin to D. vlieten to flow, OS. fliotan, OHG. fliozzan, G. fliessen, Icel. fljta to float, flow, Sw. flyta, D. flyde, L. pluere to rain, Gr. plei^n to sail, swim, float, Skr. plu to swim, sail. 84. Cf. Fleet, n. & a., Float, Pluvial, Flow.]

  5. Fleetverb

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

    Etymology: [OE. fleten, fleoten, to swim, AS. fletan to swim, float; akin to D. vlieten to flow, OS. fliotan, OHG. fliozzan, G. fliessen, Icel. fljta to float, flow, Sw. flyta, D. flyde, L. pluere to rain, Gr. plei^n to sail, swim, float, Skr. plu to swim, sail. 84. Cf. Fleet, n. & a., Float, Pluvial, Flow.]

  6. Fleetverb

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

    Etymology: [OE. fleten, fleoten, to swim, AS. fletan to swim, float; akin to D. vlieten to flow, OS. fliotan, OHG. fliozzan, G. fliessen, Icel. fljta to float, flow, Sw. flyta, D. flyde, L. pluere to rain, Gr. plei^n to sail, swim, float, Skr. plu to swim, sail. 84. Cf. Fleet, n. & a., Float, Pluvial, Flow.]

  7. Fleetverb

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

    Etymology: [OE. fleten, fleoten, to swim, AS. fletan to swim, float; akin to D. vlieten to flow, OS. fliotan, OHG. fliozzan, G. fliessen, Icel. fljta to float, flow, Sw. flyta, D. flyde, L. pluere to rain, Gr. plei^n to sail, swim, float, Skr. plu to swim, sail. 84. Cf. Fleet, n. & a., Float, Pluvial, Flow.]

  8. Fleetverb

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

    Etymology: [OE. fleten, fleoten, to swim, AS. fletan to swim, float; akin to D. vlieten to flow, OS. fliotan, OHG. fliozzan, G. fliessen, Icel. fljta to float, flow, Sw. flyta, D. flyde, L. pluere to rain, Gr. plei^n to sail, swim, float, Skr. plu to swim, sail. 84. Cf. Fleet, n. & a., Float, Pluvial, Flow.]

  9. Fleetverb

    light; superficially thin; not penetrating deep, as soil

    Etymology: [OE. fleten, fleoten, to swim, AS. fletan to swim, float; akin to D. vlieten to flow, OS. fliotan, OHG. fliozzan, G. fliessen, Icel. fljta to float, flow, Sw. flyta, D. flyde, L. pluere to rain, Gr. plei^n to sail, swim, float, Skr. plu to swim, sail. 84. Cf. Fleet, n. & a., Float, Pluvial, Flow.]

  10. Fleetverb

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

    Etymology: [OE. fleten, fleoten, to swim, AS. fletan to swim, float; akin to D. vlieten to flow, OS. fliotan, OHG. fliozzan, G. fliessen, Icel. fljta to float, flow, Sw. flyta, D. flyde, L. pluere to rain, Gr. plei^n to sail, swim, float, Skr. plu to swim, sail. 84. Cf. Fleet, n. & a., Float, Pluvial, Flow.]

  11. Fleetverb

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

    Etymology: [OE. fleten, fleoten, to swim, AS. fletan to swim, float; akin to D. vlieten to flow, OS. fliotan, OHG. fliozzan, G. fliessen, Icel. fljta to float, flow, Sw. flyta, D. flyde, L. pluere to rain, Gr. plei^n to sail, swim, float, Skr. plu to swim, sail. 84. Cf. Fleet, n. & a., Float, Pluvial, Flow.]

  12. Fleetverb

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

    Etymology: [OE. fleten, fleoten, to swim, AS. fletan to swim, float; akin to D. vlieten to flow, OS. fliotan, OHG. fliozzan, G. fliessen, Icel. fljta to float, flow, Sw. flyta, D. flyde, L. pluere to rain, Gr. plei^n to sail, swim, float, Skr. plu to swim, sail. 84. Cf. Fleet, n. & a., Float, Pluvial, Flow.]

  13. Fleetverb

    to take the cream from; to skim

    Etymology: [OE. fleten, fleoten, to swim, AS. fletan to swim, float; akin to D. vlieten to flow, OS. fliotan, OHG. fliozzan, G. fliessen, Icel. fljta to float, flow, Sw. flyta, D. flyde, L. pluere to rain, Gr. plei^n to sail, swim, float, Skr. plu to swim, sail. 84. Cf. Fleet, n. & a., Float, Pluvial, Flow.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fleet

    flēt, n. a number of ships in company, esp. ships of war: a division of the navy, commanded by an admiral. [A.S. fléot, a ship—fléotan, to float; conn. with Dut. vloot, Ger. flotte.]

  2. Fleet

    flēt, adj. swift: nimble: transient: (prov.) shallow.—adjs. Fleet′-foot (Shak.), fleet or swift of foot; Fleet′ing, passing quickly: temporary.—advs. Fleet′ingly; Fleet′ly.—n. Fleet′ness. [Prob. Ice. fliótr, swift; but ult. cog. with succeeding word.]

  3. Fleet

    flēt, v.i. to flit, pass swiftly.—v.t. (Shak.) to make to pass quickly:—pr.p. fleet′ing; pa.p. fleet′ed. [A.S. fléotan, to float.]

  4. Fleet

    flēt, n. a shallow creek or bay, as in Northfleet, Fleet-ditch, &c.—The Fleet, or Fleet Prison, a London gaol down to 1842, long a place of confinement for debtors—clandestine marriages were solemnised here down to 1754 by broken-down clergymen confined for debt. [A.S. fléot, an inlet.]

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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. fleet

    See FLEETING.

  2. fleet

    A general name given to the royal navy. Also, any number of ships, whether designed for war or commerce, keeping in company. A fleet of ships of war is usually divided into three squadrons, and these, if numerous, are again separated into subdivisions. The admiral commands the centre, the second in command superintends the vanguard, and the third directs the rear. The term in the navy was any number exceeding a squadron, or rear-admiral's command, composed of five sail-of-the-line, with any amount of smaller vessels.

  3. fleet

    [Teut. flieffen]. The old word for float: as "we fleeted down the river with our boats;" and Shakspeare makes Antony say, "Our sever'd navy too Have knit again, and fleet, threat'ning most sea-like." Fleet is also an old term for an arm of the sea, or running water subject to the tide. Also, a bay where vessels can remain afloat. (See float.) A salt-water tide-creek.

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Fleet in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Fleet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Fleet in a Sentence

  1. Pacific Fleet spokesperson Rachel McMarr:

    Though the investigation found the Sailors did not intend to wear the patches as a political statement for or against the President, Pacific Fleet determined that, because the American public could reasonably view the wearing of the patches on official uniforms as DoD association with President Trump's 2020 campaign, it was in violation of DoDD 1344.10.

  2. Joe Biden:

    I have never heard anyone say with any serious background in foreign policy, 'Pull all troops out of the Middle East', if she meant pulling our fleet out of the eastern Mediterranean or the Persian Gulf, I think it will be an absolute disaster for American security and American foreign policy ... I hope she didn't mean in a literal sense.

  3. Chris Summers:

    It was a massive, massive story, the whole of Fleet Street came down, Sky and BBC TV trucks. Within a couple of weeks there were TV crews from Japan and America, all over the place. Fleet Street was waving their checkbooks around... and getting a lot of people to talk. We were trying to compete as the local paper.

  4. Mayank Pareek:

    For a long time Tata Motors has been selling to fleet customers, and selling to them is very different from selling to individuals and families.

  5. Chief Executive Jean-Bernard Levy:

    Our objective is to double our European and French renewables fleet by 2030 from 28 to more than 50 gigawatts.

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