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  10  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fleet  \Fleet\,  v.  i.  (Naut.) 
  To  move  or  change  in  position;  --  said  of  persons;  as  the 
  crew  fleeted  aft. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fleet  \Fleet"\,  v.  t.  (Naut.) 
  To  move  or  change  in  position;  used  only  in  special  phrases; 
  as  of  fleet  aft  the  crew. 
 
  We  got  the  long  ``stick''  .  .  .  down  and  ``fleeted'' 
  aft,  where  it  was  secured.  --F.  T. 
  Bullen. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fleet  \Fleet\,  a.  [Compar.  {Fleeter};  superl.  {Fleetest}.]  [Cf. 
  Icel.  flj?tr  quick.  See  {Fleet},  v.  i.] 
  1.  Swift  in  motion;  moving  with  velocity;  light  and  quick  in 
  going  from  place  to  place  nimble. 
 
  In  mail  their  horses  clad,  yet  fleet  and  strong. 
  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Light;  superficially  thin;  not  penetrating  deep,  as  soil. 
  [Prov.  Eng.]  --Mortimer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fleet  \Fleet\,  n.  [OE.  flete,  fleote,  AS  fle['o]t  ship,  fr 
  fle['o]tan  to  float,  swim.  See  {Fleet},  v.  i.  and  cf 
  {Float}.] 
  A  number  of  vessels  in  company,  especially  war  vessels;  also 
  the  collective  naval  force  of  a  country,  etc 
 
  {Fleet  captain},  the  senior  aid  of  the  admiral  of  a  fleet, 
  when  a  captain.  --Ham.  Nav.  Encyc. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fleet  \Fleet\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Fleeted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Fleeting}.]  [OE.  fleten,  fleoten,  to  swim,  AS  fle['o]tan  to 
  swim,  float;  akin  to  D.  vlieten  to  flow,  OS  fliotan  OHG. 
  fliozzan  G.  fliessen  Icel.  flj[=o]ta  to  float,  flow,  Sw 
  flyta,  D.  flyde,  L.  pluere  to  rain,  Gr  ?  to  sail,  swim, 
  float,  Skr.  plu  to  swim,  sail.  [root]84.  Cf  {Fleet},  n.  & 
  a.,  {Float},  {Pluvial},  {Flow}.] 
  1.  To  sail;  to  float.  [Obs.] 
 
  And  in  frail  wood  on  Adrian  Gulf  doth  fleet. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  To  fly  swiftly;  to  pass  over  quickly;  to  hasten;  to  flit 
  as  a  light  substance. 
 
  All  the  unaccomplished  works  of  Nature's  hand,  .  .  . 
  Dissolved  on  earth,  fleet  hither.  --Milton. 
 
  3.  (Naut.)  To  slip  on  the  whelps  or  the  barrel  of  a  capstan 
  or  windlass;  --  said  of  a  cable  or  hawser. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fleet  \Fleet\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  pass  over  rapidly;  to  skin  the  surface  of  as  a  ship 
  that  fleets  the  gulf.  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  To  hasten  over  to  cause  to  pass  away  lighty,  or  in  mirth 
  and  joy. 
 
  Many  young  gentlemen  flock  to  him  and  fleet  the 
  time  carelessly.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  (Naut.) 
  a  To  draw  apart  the  blocks  of  --  said  of  a  tackle. 
  --Totten. 
  b  To  cause  to  slip  down  the  barrel  of  a  capstan  or 
  windlass,  as  a  rope  or  chain. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fleet  \Fleet\,  n.  [AS.  fle['o]t  a  place  where  vessels  float, 
  bay,  river;  akin  to  D.  vliet  rill,  brook,  G.  fliess.  See 
  {Fleet},  v.  i.] 
  1.  A  flood;  a  creek  or  inlet;  a  bay  or  estuary;  a  river;  -- 
  obsolete,  except  as  a  place  name  --  as  Fleet  Street  in 
  London. 
 
  Together  wove  we  nets  to  entrap  the  fish  In  floods 
  and  sedgy  fleets.  --Matthewes. 
 
  2.  A  former  prison  in  London,  which  originally  stood  near  a 
  stream,  the  Fleet  (now  filled  up). 
 
  {Fleet  parson},  a  clergyman  of  low  character,  in  or  in  the 
  vicinity  of  the  Fleet  prison,  who  was  ready  to  unite 
  persons  in  marriage  (called  Fleet  marriage)  at  any  hour, 
  without  public  notice,  witnesses,  or  consent  of  parents. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fleet  \Fleet\,  v.  t.  [AS.  fl[=e]t  cream,  fr  fle['o]tan  to 
  float.  See  {Fleet},  v.  i.] 
  To  take  the  cream  from  to  skim.  [Prov.  Eng.]  --Johnson. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fleet 
  adj  :  moving  very  fast  "fleet  of  foot";  "the  fleet  scurrying  of 
  squirrels";  "a  swift  current";  "swift  flight  of  an 
  arrow";  "a  swift  runner"  [syn:  {swift}] 
  n  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 
  v  1:  move  along  rapidly  and  lightly;  skim  or  dart  [syn:  {flit},  {flutter}, 
  {dart}] 
  2:  disappear  gradually;  as  of  emotions,  for  example;  "The  pain 
  eventually  passed  off"  [syn:  {evanesce},  {fade},  {blow 
  over},  {pass  off},  {pass}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Fleet,  VA 
  Zip  code(s):  23511 




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