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Meaning & Definition of Fleet in English

English

Fleet

/flit/

noun

1. Group of aircraft operating together under the same ownership

    synonym:
  • fleet

2. Group of motor vehicles operating together under the same ownership

    synonym:
  • fleet

3. A group of steamships operating together under the same ownership

    synonym:
  • fleet

4. A group of warships organized as a tactical unit

    synonym:
  • fleet

verb

1. Move along rapidly and lightly

  • Skim or dart
  • "The hummingbird flitted among the branches"
    synonym:
  • flit
  • ,
  • flutter
  • ,
  • fleet
  • ,
  • dart

2. Disappear gradually

  • "The pain eventually passed off"
    synonym:
  • evanesce
  • ,
  • fade
  • ,
  • blow over
  • ,
  • pass off
  • ,
  • fleet
  • ,
  • pass

adjective

1. Moving very fast

  • "Fleet of foot"
  • "The fleet scurrying of squirrels"
  • "A swift current"
  • "Swift flight of an arrow"
  • "A swift runner"
    synonym:
  • fleet
  • ,
  • swift

Examples of using

The Japanese fishing fleet catches more than 1000 whales per year on the pretext of scientific research.