fleet adj : moving very fast; "fleet of foot"; "the fleet scurrying of squirrels"; "a swift current"; "swift flight of an arrow"; "a swift runner" [syn: swift]
1 group of aircraft operating together under the same ownership
2 group of motor vehicles operating together under the same ownership
3 a group of steamships operating together under the same ownership
4 a group of warships organized as a tactical unit
2 disappear gradually; "The pain eventually passed off" [syn: evanesce, fade, blow over, pass off, pass]
- Rhymes: -iːt
Etymology 1From flet, flete, from fleot
- A group of vessels or vehicles.
- A number of vessels in company, especially war vessels; also, the collective naval force of a country, etc.
a group of vessels
Etymology 2From flet, flete, from fleotan
- A flood; a creek or inlet; a bay or estuary; a river.
- A location, as on a navigable river, where barges are secured.
Etymology 3From fleten, from fleotan
- To float.
- To pass over rapidly; to skin the surface of
- a ship that fleets the gulf
- To hasten over; to cause to pass away lightly, or in mirth and
- And so through this dark world they fleet / Divided, till in death they meet; -- Percy Shelley, Rosalind and Helen.
- To draw apart the blocks of; -- said of a tackle.
- To cause to slip down the barrel of a capstan or windlass, as a rope or chain.
- To take the cream from; to skim.
Fleet may refer to:
"Fleet" is a geographical name:
- Fleet, a village in Dorset, England, sited on The Fleet, a lagoon
- Fleet, in the county of Hampshire, England
- a Fleet, in Kent, inlet, creek, a name for saline waterways in the Thames marshes
- the River Fleet, a subterranean river in London
- Fleet, in the county of Lincolnshire, England
- Gatehouse of Fleet a small town in Dumfries and Galloway, lying on the Water of Fleet
- Fleet, Highland, in the Scottish Highlands
A fleet is a collection of ships or vehicles, with many specific connotations:
See List of fleets for a list of fleets
- Fleet Aircraft
- Fleet services, an English motorway service station
- FleetBoston Financial and its precursor Fleet Financial Group, financial institutions
- Fleet, a brand name of glycerin laxative suppository
- Ferry Fleet, a gang
- Inmarsat Fleet, a satellite communications service
- Fleet Farm, a store
- Fleet, a Post Rock and Electronica band from Japan
- Fleet Badminton Brand
- The Fleet (disambiguation)
fleet in Danish: Flåde
fleet in German: Fleet (Begriffsklärung)
fleet in Esperanto: Floto
fleet in Spanish: Fleet
fleet in Persian: ناوگان
fleet in Dutch: Vloot
fleet in Low German: Flott
fleet in Russian: Флот
fleet in Slovenian: Flota
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