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Fleet appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

  • Now steel fed a general a renegade fleet’s won.
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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb fleet:

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Definition of the noun fleet

What does fleet mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: fleets

  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
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • more generic terms: steamship company / steamship line = a line responsible for the operation of a fleet of steamships
    • more specific word: argosy = one or more large merchant ships
    • member: ship = a vessel that carries passengers or freight
  4. a group of warships organized as a tactical unit

Alternative definition of the noun fleet


  1. A group of vessels or vehicles.
  2. [nautical] A number of vessels in company, especially war vessels; also, the collective naval force of a country, etc.
  3. [context: 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.
  4. [context: nautical, obsolete] A flood; a creek or inlet, a bay or estuary, a river subject to the tide.
  5. [nautical] A location, as on a navigable river, where barges are secured.

Definition of the adjective fleet

What does fleet mean as an attribute of a noun?

Fleet is one of the top 1000 most common adjectives in the English language.

adjective - degrees: fleeter | fleetest

  1. moving very fast
    • examples: fleet of foot | the fleet scurrying of squirrels
    • synonym of fleet: swift
    • similar: fast

Alternative definition of the adjective fleet


  1. Swift in motion; moving with velocity; light and quick in going from place to place; nimble; fast.
  2. Light; superficially thin; not penetrating deep, as soil.

Definition of the verb fleet

What does fleet mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: fleeted | fleeting | fleets

  1. move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart
  2. disappear gradually


  1. Fleet is a town and civil parish in the Hart district of Hampshire, England, located 37 miles south west of London. It is part of and is the major town of Hart District. The 2011 population for Fleet was 38,726.
  2. Fleet is a small, scattered village and civil parish in south Dorset, England, situated in the West Dorset administrative district approximately 2.5 miles west of Weymouth. The village consists of several small settlements—East Fleet, West Fleet, Fleet House and Fleet Common—which are sited on or close to the shore of The Fleet, a brackish lagoon behind Chesil Beach. The name 'Fleet' derives from fleot, Old English for an inlet or estuary. Dorset County Council estimate that in 2012 the population of the civil parish was 70.
  3. Fleet is a village and civil parish in the South Holland district of Lincolnshire, England. It lies on Delph Bank, 3 miles south-east from Holbeach.
  4. Fleet a.k.a. Fleet, Kentucky: Fleet is an unincorporated community in Allen County, Kentucky, United States.

There are other places with in their name, like Fleet Prison, Fleet Street, Fleet Landing, Fleet Marston, Gatehouse of Fleet, Fleet Air Arm Museum and Truk Lagoon Underwater Fleet.


FLEET is a musical group.


  1. Fleet is a brand, drug brand.
  2. Fleet is a record label.


Fleet, known in the United States as Fleet II, was an Irish-bred, British-trained Thoroughbred racehorse and broodmare who won the classic 1000 Guineas in 1967. In a racing career lasting from June 1966 until July 1967, the filly contested nine races and won five times. As a two-year-old in 1966, Fleet won two of her three races including the Cheveley Park Stakes and was the highest rated filly of her age in Britain. In the following year she won three races over a distance of one mile including the 1000 Guineas and the Coronation Stakes. When tried over longer distances she finished fourth in the Epsom Oaks and Eclipse Stakes. She was retired to stud where she had some success as a broodmare in Britain and the United States.

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Fleet is a fictional character from the 2012 film Paste.


  1. Fleet a.k.a. Fleet, Kent: A fleet is a saline waterway within the North Kent Marshes in Kent, England, on the Hoo Peninsula between Rochester and Gravesend and on the Isle of Sheppey. It also has the meaning creek or inlet. The word comes from the Old English Flëot 798, Fletes 1086. They a part of a nature reserve.
  2. Fleet is a family name.

Phrases with Fleet

Phrases starting with the word Fleet:

  1. fleet street
  2. fleet admiral
  3. Fleet captain
  4. Fleet Landing
  5. Fleet in being
  6. Fleet Klipfish
  7. fleet ballistic missile submarine

Phrases ending with the word Fleet:

  1. to fleet
  2. count fleet
  3. battle fleet
  4. Admiral of the Fleet

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Fleet

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Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Signals Intelligence (2012)

by Nigel West

Deployed primarily as reconnaissance platforms, the Imperial German Navy communicated with its fleet of zeppelins based at Emden, Cuxhaven, and Wilhelmshaven by wireless, using transmitters at Nordholz, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Naval History (2014)

by Anthony Bruce, William Cogar

Atlantic Fleet, commanded by Rear Admiral William T. SAMPSON, had been blockading Havana until it was learned that the main Spanish fleet, commanded by Admiral Pascual CERVERA, was on its way to Cuba from ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the United States Navy (2011)

by Patricia M. Kearns


Google previewWorld War I: The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection [5 volumes] (2014)

The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection by Spencer C. Tucker

Great Britain's main battle fleet. The British Grand Fleet represented the zenith of the great battle fleet concept. It was organized at the outbreak of the war into four battle squadrons: a battle cruiser squadron, two cruiser squadrons, and a light ...

Google previewLewis' Dictionary of Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health (1999)

by Jeffrey Wayne Vincoli

fleet The vehicles in a ...

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Quotes about Fleet

Down the Hill of Ludgate,
Up the Hill of Fleet,
To and fro and East and West
With people flows the street;
Even the King of England
On Temple Bar must beat
For leave to ride to Ludgate
Down the Hill of Fleet. (Walter de la Mare)
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Scrabble value of F4L1E1E1T1

The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of FLEET

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