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1. fleet

adjective. ['ˈfliːt'] moving very fast.

Synonyms

  • swift

Antonyms

  • fauna
  • flora

Etymology

  • flet (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • flet (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • fleten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fleotan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Fleet

  • uncomplete
  • noncompete
  • indiscreet
  • incomplete
  • vanvliet
  • obsolete
  • mistreat
  • marquerite
  • marguerite
  • excrete
  • discrete
  • discreet
  • concrete
  • complete
  • secrete
  • retreat
  • replete
  • downbeat
  • deplete
  • conceit
  • compete
  • bufete
  • bridgette
  • backseat
  • unseat
  • streett
  • street
  • shumeet
  • repeat
  • receipt

Example sentences of the word fleet


1. Noun, singular or mass
It has more than two dozen ships in its fleet.

Quotes containing the word fleet


1. Life is too fleet for onomatopoeia.
- Mervyn Peake, Titus Groan

2. fleet

noun. ['ˈfliːt'] group of aircraft operating together under the same ownership.

Synonyms

  • aggregation
  • airline
  • accumulation
  • assemblage
  • aircraft
  • airway
  • collection

Antonyms

  • survive
  • forbid
  • invalidate
  • disapprove

Etymology

  • flet (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • flet (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • fleten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fleotan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. fleet

noun. ['ˈfliːt'] a group of warships organized as a tactical unit.

Synonyms

  • armada
  • battle fleet
  • guided missile frigate
  • warship
  • combat ship
  • naval forces
  • accumulation
  • assemblage
  • navy
  • flotilla
  • war vessel
  • wolf pack
  • collection

Antonyms

  • prosecution
  • walk
  • euphemism
  • add

Etymology

  • flet (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • flet (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • fleten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fleotan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. fleet

noun. ['ˈfliːt'] a group of steamships operating together under the same ownership.

Synonyms

  • steamship line
  • steamship company
  • ship

Antonyms

  • decrement
  • stay in place
  • disassembly
  • noncomprehensive

Etymology

  • flet (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • flet (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • fleten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fleotan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. fleet

verb. ['ˈfliːt'] disappear gradually.

Synonyms

  • blow over
  • vanish
  • pass off
  • evanesce
  • go away
  • fade
  • disappear

Antonyms

  • disallow
  • decertify
  • recede
  • fail

Etymology

  • flet (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • flet (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • fleten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fleotan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. fleet

noun. ['ˈfliːt'] group of motor vehicles operating together under the same ownership.

Synonyms

  • motorbus
  • cab
  • coach
  • motorcoach
  • collection
  • jitney
  • bus
  • double-decker
  • charabanc
  • passenger vehicle
  • hack
  • autobus
  • accumulation
  • motor pool
  • bus line
  • taxi
  • assemblage
  • taxicab
  • omnibus

Antonyms

  • surface ship
  • keep down
  • dematerialize
  • dematerialise

Etymology

  • flet (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • flet (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • fleten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fleotan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. fleet

verb. ['ˈfliːt'] move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart.

Synonyms

  • flutter
  • butterfly
  • dart
  • flit
  • hurry
  • zip
  • travel rapidly

Antonyms

  • failing
  • stay
  • running
  • materialize

Etymology

  • flet (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • flet (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • fleten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fleotan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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