Associations to the word «Fleet»


FLEET, noun. A group of vessels or vehicles.
FLEET, noun. Any group of associated items.
FLEET, noun. (nautical) A number of vessels in company, especially war vessels; also, the collective naval force of a country, etc.
FLEET, noun. (nautical) (British Royal Navy) Any command of vessels exceeding a squadron in size, or a rear-admiral's command, composed of five sail-of-the-line, with any number of smaller vessels.
FLEET, noun. (obsolete) A flood; a creek or inlet, a bay or estuary, a river subject to the tide. cognate to Low German fleet
FLEET, noun. (nautical) A location, as on a navigable river, where barges are secured.
FLEET, verb. (obsolete) To float.
FLEET, verb. To pass over rapidly; to skim the surface of
FLEET, verb. To hasten over; to cause to pass away lightly, or in mirth and joy
FLEET, verb. (nautical) To move up a rope, so as to haul to more advantage; especially to draw apart the blocks of a tackle.
FLEET, verb. (nautical) (intransitive) (of people) To move or change in position.
FLEET, verb. (nautical) (obsolete) To shift the position of dead-eyes when the shrouds are become too long.
FLEET, verb. To cause to slip down the barrel of a capstan or windlass, as a rope or chain.
FLEET, verb. To take the cream from; to skim.
FLEET, adjective. (literary) Swift in motion; moving with velocity; light and quick in going from place to place; nimble; fast.
FLEET, adjective. (uncommon) Light; superficially thin; not penetrating deep, as soil.
FLEET, proper noun. The stream that ran where Fleet Street now runs.
FLEET, proper noun. A former prison in London, which originally stood near the stream.
FLEET CAPTAIN, noun. (military) (nautical) a captain in command of a fleet, convoy or flotilla
FLEET CAPTAIN, noun. (military) (nautical) a non-flag naval rank above that of captain and below that of the admiralty ranks, having an O7 NATO rank scale equivalency
FLEET CAPTAINS, noun. Plural of fleet captain
FLEET IN BEING, noun. (military) (navy) (countable) A naval fleet which exerts an influence while remaining in port.
FLEET LANDING, noun. The place along a shoreline or pier used by sailors to go ashore.
FLEET LANDING, noun. A place where sailors might board a shuttle boat between land and a vessel anchored in a harbor.
FLEET LANDING, noun. A place where sailors meet after coming ashore.
FLEET PARSON, noun. (UK) (historical) A clergyman based in or near the Fleet prison, who was ready to marry couples at any time, without public notice, witnesses, or parental consent.
FLEET PARSONS, noun. Plural of Fleet parson
FLEET STREET, proper noun. A street in Westminster that runs from Ludgate Hill to the Strand, formerly the centre of English journalism.
FLEET STREET, proper noun. (by extension) English journalism or journalists as a group.

Dictionary definition

FLEET, noun. Group of aircraft operating together under the same ownership.
FLEET, noun. Group of motor vehicles operating together under the same ownership.
FLEET, noun. A group of steamships operating together under the same ownership.
FLEET, noun. A group of warships organized as a tactical unit.
FLEET, verb. Move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart; "The hummingbird flitted among the branches".
FLEET, verb. Disappear gradually; "The pain eventually passed off".
FLEET, adjective. Moving very fast; "fleet of foot"; "the fleet scurrying of squirrels"; "a swift current"; "swift flight of an arrow"; "a swift runner".

Wise words

A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery