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    Definition:
    Fleet - (n. & a.) To sail; to float.
    Fleet - (n. & a.) To fly swiftly; to pass over quickly; to hasten; to flit as a light substance.
    Fleet - (n. & a.) To slip on the whelps or the barrel of a capstan or windlass; -- said of a cable or hawser.
    Fleet - (v. t.) To pass over rapidly; to skin the surface of; as, a ship that fleets the gulf.
    Fleet - (v. t.) To hasten over; to cause to pass away lighty, or in mirth and joy.
    Fleet - (v. t.) To draw apart the blocks of; -- said of a tackle.
    Fleet - (v. t.) To cause to slip down the barrel of a capstan or windlass, as a rope or chain.
    Fleet - (v. i.) Swift in motion; moving with velocity; light and quick in going from place to place; nimble.
    Fleet - (v. i.) Light; superficially thin; not penetrating deep, as soil.
    Fleet - (v. i.) A number of vessels in company, especially war vessels; also, the collective naval force of a country, etc.
    Fleet - (v. i.) A flood; a creek or inlet; a bay or estuary; a river; -- obsolete, except as a place name, -- as Fleet Street in London.
    Fleet - (v. i.) A former prison in London, which originally stood near a stream, the Fleet (now filled up).
    Fleet - (v. i.) To take the cream from; to skim.
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    Definition: Similar or Containing
    Fleeted - (imp. & p. p.) of Fleet
    Fleeting - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fleet
    Fleeten - (n.) Fleeted or skimmed milk.
    Fleet-foot - (a.) Swift of foot.
    Fleeting - (a.) Passing swiftly away; not durable; transient; transitory; as, the fleeting hours or moments.
    Fleetingly - (adv.) In a fleeting manner; swiftly.
    Fleetings - (n. pl.) A mixture of buttermilk and boiling whey; curds.
    Fleetly - (adv.) In a fleet manner; rapidly.
    Fleetness - (n.) Swiftness; rapidity; velocity; celerity; speed; as, the fleetness of a horse or of time.
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    Oxford: Definition:
    Fleet - n. 1 a warships under one commander-in-chief. B (prec. By the) nation's warships etc.; navy. 2 number of vehicles in one company etc. adj. Poet. Literary swift, nimble. [old english]
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    Oxford: Definition: Similar or Containing
    Fleeting - adj. Transitory; brief. fleetingly adv.

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