- A group of vessels or vehicles.
- A number of vessels in company, especially war vessels; also, the collective naval force of a country, etc.
- A flood; a creek or inlet; a bay or estuary; a river; -- obsolete, except as a place name, -- as Fleet Street in London.
- A former prison in London, which originally stood near a stream, the Fleet (now filled up).
- A location, as on a navigable river, where barges are secured.
- To pass over rapidly; to skin the surface of
- a ship that fleets the gulf
- To hasten over; to cause to pass away lightly, or in mirth and joy
- And so through this dark world they fleet / Divided, till in death they meet; -- Percy Shelley, Rosalind and Helen.
- To draw apart the blocks of; -- said of a tackle.
- To cause to slip down the barrel of a capstan or windlass, as a rope or chain.
- To take the cream from; to skim.
- Swift in motion; moving with velocity; light and quick in going from place to place; nimble.
- Light; superficially thin; not penetrating deep, as soil.
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