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.
Words nearby fleet
Origin of fleet2
OTHER WORDS FROM fleetfleet·ly, adverbfleet·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for fleeted
Only a few vapors, as thin as moonlight, fleeted rapidly across the stars.
The Forest of Arden—where they fleeted the time carelessly—what a rest for tired spirits it seemed to offer!Mr. Pat's Little Girl|Mary F. Leonard
There was something lyrical about the “dirty ship” as with the buoyancy of her cargoless holds she fleeted to the south.The Bonadventure|Edmund Blunden
My faith had fleeted as an angel into the light, and that hope alone stayed by me.Charles Auchester, Volume 2 (of 2)|Elizabeth Sheppard
A strange thrill shot through her soul and fleeted across her skin—a strange pain gripped her at the heart.The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Vol. 6|Guy de Maupassant
British Dictionary definitions for fleeted (1 of 4)
Word Origin for fleet
British Dictionary definitions for fleeted (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)