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FLEET

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does fleet mean? 

FLEET (noun)
  The noun FLEET has 4 senses:

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
4. a group of warships organized as a tactical unit

  Familiarity information: FLEET used as a noun is uncommon.


FLEET (adjective)
  The adjective FLEET has 1 sense:

1. moving very fast

  Familiarity information: FLEET used as an adjective is very rare.


FLEET (verb)
  The verb FLEET has 2 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: FLEET used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FLEET (noun)


Sense 1fleet [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Group of aircraft operating together under the same ownership

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Hypernyms ("fleet" is a kind of...):

accumulation; aggregation; assemblage; collection (several things grouped together or considered as a whole)

Meronyms (members of "fleet"):

aircraft (a vehicle that can fly)

Holonyms ("fleet" is a part of...):

airline; airline business; airway (a commercial enterprise that provides scheduled flights for passengers)


Sense 2fleet [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Group of motor vehicles operating together under the same ownership

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Hypernyms ("fleet" is a kind of...):

accumulation; aggregation; assemblage; collection (several things grouped together or considered as a whole)

Meronyms (members of "fleet"):

cab; hack; taxi; taxicab (a car driven by a person whose job is to take passengers where they want to go in exchange for money)

autobus; bus; charabanc; coach; double-decker; jitney; motorbus; motorcoach; omnibus; passenger vehicle (a vehicle carrying many passengers; used for public transport)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "fleet"):

motor pool (a fleet of military vehicles controlled by a single agency and available for use as needed)

Holonyms ("fleet" is a part of...):

bus line (an organization responsible for operating a bus transportation system)


Sense 3fleet [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A group of steamships operating together under the same ownership

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Hypernyms ("fleet" is a kind of...):

steamship company; steamship line (a line responsible for the operation of a fleet of steamships)

Meronyms (members of "fleet"):

ship (a vessel that carries passengers or freight)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "fleet"):

argosy (one or more large merchant ships)


Sense 4fleet [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A group of warships organized as a tactical unit

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Hypernyms ("fleet" is a kind of...):

accumulation; aggregation; assemblage; collection (several things grouped together or considered as a whole)

Meronyms (members of "fleet"):

guided missile frigate (a frigate that carries guided missiles)

combat ship; war vessel; warship (a government ship that is available for waging war)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "fleet"):

flotilla (a fleet of small craft)

wolf pack (a group of submarines operating together in attacking enemy convoys)

battle fleet (a fleet of warships prepared for battle)

armada (a large fleet)

flotilla (a United States Navy fleet consisting of two or more squadrons of small warships)

Holonyms ("fleet" is a member of...):

naval forces; navy (an organization of military vessels belonging to a country and available for sea warfare)


FLEET (adjective)


Sense 1fleet [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Moving very fast

Synonyms:

fleet; swift

Context examples:

fleet of foot / the fleet scurrying of squirrels / a swift current / swift flight of an arrow / a swift runner

Similar:

fast (acting or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly)


FLEET (verb)


Sense 1fleet [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

dart; fleet; flit; flutter

Context example:

The hummingbird flitted among the branches

Hypernyms (to "fleet" is one way to...):

hurry; speed; travel rapidly; zip (move very fast)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "fleet"):

butterfly (flutter like a butterfly)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 2fleet [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Disappear gradually

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

blow over; evanesce; fleet; fade; pass off; pass

Context example:

The pain eventually passed off

Hypernyms (to "fleet" is one way to...):

disappear; go away; vanish (get lost, as without warning or explanation)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something is ----ing PP


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