Origin of fleet1
Definition for fleet (2 of 3)
adjective, fleet·er, fleet·est.
verb (used without object)
- to glide along like a stream.
- to fade; vanish.
verb (used with object)
- to move or change the position of.
- to separate the blocks of (a tackle).
- to lay (a rope) along a deck.
Origin of fleet2
Related formsfleet·ly, adverbfleet·ness, noun
Definition for fleet (3 of 3)
noun British Dialect.
Origin of fleet3
Examples from the Web for fleet
The player starts out with a fleet of three or four ships (depending on the machine), which he operates one at a time.
The company also converts the gas into a liquid fuel that can run vehicles in its fleet.
Waste Management, the large disposal company, has turned its landfills into a fleet of power producers.
In 2015, Monster Jam will have a fleet of eight female drivers.The Moms of Monster Jam Drive Trucks, Buck Macho Culture|Eliza Krigman|November 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Russia is also working on new a fleet of ballistic missile submarines, attack submarines to operate under the ice caps.
A French fleet arrived in May, with provisions, clothing, and ammunition.An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800|Mary Frances Cusack
MacRae beat him two hours to the trolling fleet at Squitty, a fleet that was growing in numbers.Poor Man's Rock|Bertrand W. Sinclair
These fortifications were hardly commenced when another Dutch fleet appeared before the town.Mexico, Aztec, Spanish and Republican Vol. 1 of 2|Brantz Mayer
According to English sources Olaf was lying with his fleet off Southampton during the winter of 994-995.
Rugged mountains form the background of the valley to the east, down from which comes murmuring the fleet but shallow Teivi.The Welsh and Their Literature|George Borrow
British Dictionary definitions for fleet (1 of 4)
Word Origin for fleet
British Dictionary definitions for fleet (2 of 4)
- to change the position of (a hawser)
- to pass (a messenger or lead) to a hawser from a winch for hauling in
- to spread apart (the blocks of a tackle)