Armada

[ ahr-mah-duh, -mey- ]
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noun
  1. Also called In·vin·ci·ble Ar·ma·da [in-vin-suh-buhl ahr-mah-duh, -mey-], /ɪnˈvɪn sə bəl ɑrˈmɑ də, -ˈmeɪ-/, Spanish Armada . the fleet sent against England by Philip II of Spain in 1588. It was defeated by the English navy and later dispersed and wrecked by storms.

  2. (lowercase) any fleet of warships.

  1. (lowercase) a large group or force of vehicles, airplanes, etc.: an armada of transport trucks.

Origin of Armada

1
1525–35; <Spanish <Latin armāta armed forces, neuter plural of armātus (past participle of armāre to equip with arms). See arm2, -ate1

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British Dictionary definitions for armada (1 of 2)

armada

/ (ɑːˈmɑːdə) /


noun
  1. a large number of ships or aircraft

Origin of armada

1
C16: from Spanish, from Medieval Latin armāta fleet, armed forces, from Latin armāre to provide with arms

British Dictionary definitions for Armada (2 of 2)

Armada

/ (ɑːˈmɑːdə) /


noun
  1. the Armada See Spanish Armada

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