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meanings of fleet


  1. To take the cream from; to skim.
  2. To cause to slip down the barrel of a capstan or windlass, as a rope or chain.
  3. To move or change in position.
  4. To flee, to escape, to speed away.
  5. To evanesce, disappear, die out.
  6. To shift the position of dead-eyes when the shrouds are become too long.
  7. To float.
  8. To hasten over; to cause to pass away lightly, or in mirth and joy.
  9. To pass over rapidly; to skim the surface of.
  10. To move up a rope, so as to haul to more advantage; especially to draw apart the blocks of a tackle.


  1. Any group of associated items.
  2. A location, as on a navigable river, where barges are secured.
  3. A large, coordinated group of people.
  4. Obsolete form of flet (“house, floor, large room").
  5. A number of vessels in company, especially war vessels; also, the collective naval force of a country, etc.
  6. An arm of the sea; a run of water, such as an inlet or a creek.
  7. A group of vessels or vehicles.
  8. 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.


  1. A former prison (the Fleet Prison) in London, which originally stood near the stream.
  2. A river, the Water of Fleet, in Dumfries and Galloway council area, Scotland.
  3. A river (the River Fleet) in London, England, now buried underground, that flowed under the Eastern end of the present Fleet Street.
  4. A town in Hart district, Hampshire, England.
  5. A hamlet in Alberta, Canada.


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

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