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Definitions of fleet

  1. To fly swiftly; to hasten; to flit as a light substance; to float. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To pass over rapidly; to skin the surface of; as, a ship that fleets the gulf. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To hasten over; to cause to pass away lighty, or in mirth and joy. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To cause to slip down the barrel of a capstan or windlass, as a rope or chain. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To move or change in position; used only in special phrases; as, of fleet aft the crew. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To draw apart the blocks of; - said of a tackle. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Swift in motion; moving with velocity; light and quick in going from place to place; nimble. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Light; superficially thin; not penetrating deep, as soil. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A number of vessels in company, especially war vessels; also, the collective naval force of a country, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To take the cream from; to skim. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. A flood; a creek or inlet; a bay or estuary; a river; - obsolete, except as a place name, - as Street in London. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. A former prison in London, which originally stood near a stream, the (now filled up). Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To move or change in position; - said of persons; as, the crew fleeted aft. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. To fly swiftly; hasten. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. To pass swiftly:-pr.p. fleeting; pa.p. fleeted. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. To pass swiftly. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. To fly or pass swiftly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. To skim the surface; to pass over rapidly; to pass lightly, or in murth and joy. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. To flow away; to move rapidly. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  20. To sail; to float. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. To fly swiftly; to pass over quickly; to hasten; to flit as a light substance. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. To slip on the whelps or the barrel of a capstan or windlass; - said of a cable or hawser. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. a group of warships organized as a tactical unit Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. a group of steamships operating together under the same ownership Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  25. group of motor vehicles operating together under the same ownership Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  26. group of aircraft operating together under the same ownership Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  27. A company of warships or merchant vessels. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  28. Fleetness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. A number of ships in company, esp. ships of war; a division of the navy, commanded by an admiral. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  30. A company of ships. esp. ships of war. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  31. A number of vessels in company, as ships of war. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. In names of places, a creek, a bay, a river, as in Fleet Street, North-fleet, Fleet prison. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  33. A squadron of ships; a number of ships in company for one object or destination, specially war-ships. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  34. A number of ships in company; a navy or squadron; a creek; an inlet. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  35. Fleetly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  36. disappear gradually; "The pain eventually passed off" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  37. A flood; a creek or inlet; a bay or estuary; a river; -- obsolete, except as a place name, -- as Fleet Street in London. Newage Dictionary DB
  38. A former prison in London, which originally stood near a stream, the Fleet (now filled up). Newage Dictionary DB
  39. Swift; nimble; fleeting or transient. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  40. Swift; transient. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  41. Moving, or capable of moving, swiftly; rapid; nimble; swift. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  42. Swift of pace; nimble; moving with celerity; superfleially fruitful; not penetrating deep, as soil; skimming the surface. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  43. Swift of pace; nimble; active. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for fleet

  1. " The only way, madam, is to make your way on board the prince's fleet – By Pike and Dyke: A Tale of the Rise of the Dutch Republic by G.A. Henty
  2. Bayliss, of Fleet Street. – Curiosities of Impecuniosity by H. G. Somerville
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