Meaning of fleet
- 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.
- a number of naval vessels or vessels carrying armed crew members.
- a large group of ships, airplanes, trucks, etc., operated by a single company or under the same ownership: He owns a fleet of cabs.
- a large group of airplanes, automobiles, etc., moving or operating together.
— adj., v. -er, est,
- swift; rapid: to be fleet of foot; a fleet horse.
- to move swiftly; fly.
- to change position; shift.
- to glide along like a stream.
- to fade; vanish.
- to float; drift; swim.
- to cause (time) to pass lightly or swiftly.
- to move or change the position of.
- to separate the blocks of (a tackle).
- to lay (a rope) along a deck.
— n. Brit. Dial.
- an arm of the sea; inlet.
- a creek; stream; watercourse.
- a former prison in London, long used for debtors.
- fleet (Thesaurus)