Definitions of fleet

  1. To fly swiftly; to hasten; to flit as a light substance; to float.
  2. To pass over rapidly; to skin the surface of; as, a ship that fleets the gulf.
  3. To hasten over; to cause to pass away lighty, or in mirth and joy.
  4. To cause to slip down the barrel of a capstan or windlass, as a rope or chain.
  5. To move or change in position; used only in special phrases; as, of fleet aft the crew.
  6. To draw apart the blocks of; - said of a tackle.
  7. Swift in motion; moving with velocity; light and quick in going from place to place; nimble.
  8. Light; superficially thin; not penetrating deep, as soil.
  9. A number of vessels in company, especially war vessels; also, the collective naval force of a country, etc.
  10. To take the cream from; to skim.
  11. A flood; a creek or inlet; a bay or estuary; a river; - obsolete, except as a place name, - as Street in London.
  12. A former prison in London, which originally stood near a stream, the ( now filled up).
  13. To move or change in position; - said of persons; as, the crew fleeted aft.
  14. To fly swiftly; hasten.
  15. To pass swiftly:- pr. p. fleeting; pa. p. fleeted.
  16. To pass swiftly.
  17. To fly or pass swiftly.
  18. To skim the surface; to pass over rapidly; to pass lightly, or in murth and joy.
  19. To flow away; to move rapidly.
  20. To sail; to float.
  21. To fly swiftly; to pass over quickly; to hasten; to flit as a light substance.
  22. To slip on the whelps or the barrel of a capstan or windlass; - said of a cable or hawser.
  23. a group of steamships operating together under the same ownership
  24. group of motor vehicles operating together under the same ownership
  25. group of aircraft operating together under the same ownership
  26. A company of warships or merchant vessels.
  27. Fleetness.
  28. A number of ships in company, esp. ships of war; a division of the navy, commanded by an admiral.
  29. A company of ships. esp. ships of war.
  30. A number of vessels in company, as ships of war.
  31. In names of places, a creek, a bay, a river, as in Fleet Street, North- fleet, Fleet prison.
  32. A squadron of ships; a number of ships in company for one object or destination, specially war- ships.
  33. A number of ships in company; a navy or squadron; a creek; an inlet.
  34. Fleetly.
  35. disappear gradually; " The pain eventually passed off"
  36. A flood; a creek or inlet; a bay or estuary; a river; -- obsolete, except as a place name, -- as Fleet Street in London.
  37. A former prison in London, which originally stood near a stream, the Fleet ( now filled up).
  38. Swift; nimble; fleeting or transient.
  39. Swift; transient.
  40. Moving, or capable of moving, swiftly; rapid; nimble; swift.
  41. Swift of pace; nimble; moving with celerity; superfleially fruitful; not penetrating deep, as soil; skimming the surface.
  42. Swift of pace; nimble; active.
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