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Meaning of FLEET

Pronunciation:  fleet

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a group of warships organized as a tactical unit
  2. [n]  a group of steamships operating together under the same ownership
  3. [n]  group of motor vehicles operating together under the same ownership
  4. [n]  group of aircraft operating together under the same ownership
  5. [adj]  moving very fast; "fleet of foot"; "the fleet scurrying of squirrels"; "a swift current"; "swift flight of an arrow"; "a swift runner"
  6. [v]  disappear gradually; as of emotions, for example; "The pain eventually passed off"
  7. [v]  move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart

FLEET is a 5 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: blow over, dart, evanesce, fade, fast, flit, flutter, pass, pass off, swift
 See Also: accumulation, aggregation, aircraft, airline, airline business, airway, argosy, armada, assemblage, autobus, battle fleet, bus, bus line, butterfly, cab, charabanc, coach, collection, combat ship, disappear, double-decker, flotilla, go away, guided missile frigate, hack, hurry, jitney, motor pool, motorbus, motorcoach, naval forces, navy, omnibus, ship, speed, steamship company, steamship line, taxi, taxicab, travel rapidly, vanish, war vessel, warship, wolf pack, zip



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Fleet\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Fleeted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Fleeting}.] [OE. fleten, fleoten, to swim, AS. fle['o]tan to
    swim, float; akin to D. vlieten to flow, OS. fliotan, OHG.
    fliozzan, G. fliessen, Icel. flj[=o]ta to float, flow, Sw.
    flyta, D. flyde, L. pluere to rain, Gr. ? to sail, swim,
    float, Skr. plu to swim, sail. [root]84. Cf. {Fleet}, n. &
    a., {Float}, {Pluvial}, {Flow}.]
    1. To sail; to float. [Obs.]
             And in frail wood on Adrian Gulf doth fleet.
    2. To fly swiftly; to pass over quickly; to hasten; to flit
       as a light substance.
             All the unaccomplished works of Nature's hand, . . .
             Dissolved on earth, fleet hither.     --Milton.
    3. (Naut.) To slip on the whelps or the barrel of a capstan
       or windlass; -- said of a cable or hawser.
  2. \Fleet\, v. t.
    1. To pass over rapidly; to skin the surface of; as, a ship
       that fleets the gulf. --Spenser.
    2. To hasten over; to cause to pass away lighty, or in mirth
       and joy.
             Many young gentlemen flock to him, and fleet the
             time carelessly.                      --Shak.
    3. (Naut.)
       (a) To draw apart the blocks of; -- said of a tackle.
       (b) To cause to slip down the barrel of a capstan or
           windlass, as a rope or chain.
  3. \Fleet\, a. [Compar. {Fleeter}; superl. {Fleetest}.] [Cf.
    Icel. flj?tr quick. See {Fleet}, v. i.]
    1. Swift in motion; moving with velocity; light and quick in
       going from place to place; nimble.
             In mail their horses clad, yet fleet and strong.
    2. Light; superficially thin; not penetrating deep, as soil.
       [Prov. Eng.] --Mortimer.
  4. \Fleet\, n. [OE. flete, fleote, AS. fle['o]t ship, fr.
    fle['o]tan to float, swim. See {Fleet}, v. i. and cf.
    A number of vessels in company, especially war vessels; also,
    the collective naval force of a country, etc.
    {Fleet captain}, the senior aid of the admiral of a fleet,
       when a captain. --Ham. Nav. Encyc.
  5. \Fleet\, n. [AS. fle['o]t a place where vessels float,
    bay, river; akin to D. vliet rill, brook, G. fliess. See
    {Fleet}, v. i.]
    1. A flood; a creek or inlet; a bay or estuary; a river; --
       obsolete, except as a place name, -- as Fleet Street in
             Together wove we nets to entrap the fish In floods
             and sedgy fleets.                     --Matthewes.
    2. A former prison in London, which originally stood near a
       stream, the Fleet (now filled up).
    {Fleet parson}, a clergyman of low character, in, or in the
       vicinity of, the Fleet prison, who was ready to unite
       persons in marriage (called Fleet marriage) at any hour,
       without public notice, witnesses, or consent of parents.
  6. \Fleet\, v. t. [AS. fl[=e]t cream, fr. fle['o]tan to
    float. See {Fleet}, v. i.]
    To take the cream from; to skim. [Prov. Eng.] --Johnson.
  7. \Fleet\, v. i. (Naut.)
    To move or change in position; -- said of persons; as, the
    crew fleeted aft.
  8. \Fleet"\, v. t. (Naut.)
    To move or change in position; used only in special phrases;
    as, of fleet aft the crew.
          We got the long ``stick'' . . . down and ``fleeted''
          aft, where it was secured.               --F. T.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a large, rapidly moving fleet in your dream means a hasty change in the business market.
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