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Meaning of fleet

fleet

Pronunciation: (flēt), [key]
— n.
  1. the largest organized unit of naval ships grouped for tactical or other purposes.
  2. the largest organization of warships under the command of a single officer.
  3. a number of naval vessels or vessels carrying armed crew members.
  4. a large group of ships, airplanes, trucks, etc., operated by a single company or under the same ownership: He owns a fleet of cabs.
  5. a large group of airplanes, automobiles, etc., moving or operating together.

fleet

Pronunciation: (flēt), [key]
— adj., v. -er, est,
—adj.
  1. swift; rapid: to be fleet of foot; a fleet horse.
—v.i.
  1. to move swiftly; fly.
  2. to change position; shift.
    1. to glide along like a stream.
    2. to fade; vanish.
  3. to float; drift; swim.
—v.t.
  1. to cause (time) to pass lightly or swiftly.
    1. to move or change the position of.
    2. to separate the blocks of (a tackle).
    3. to lay (a rope) along a deck.

fleet

Pronunciation: (flēt), [key]
— n. Brit. Dial.
  1. an arm of the sea; inlet.
  2. a creek; stream; watercourse.
  3. a former prison in London, long used for debtors.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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