Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A fleet of warships.
  • noun A large group of moving things.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A fleet of war-ships; a squadron.
  • noun A single war-ship.
  • noun Any armed force; an army.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A fleet of armed ships; a squadron. Specifically, the Spanish fleet which was sent to assail England, a. d. 1558.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A fleet of warships, especially with reference to the Spanish Armada.
  • noun Any large army or fleet of military vessels.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a large fleet

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Spanish, from Medieval Latin armāta; see army.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Spanish armada fleet or navy, from Latin armāta

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