To float.To swim.To sail; navigate.To flow; run, as water; flow away.To overflow; abound.To gutter, as a candle.To fly swiftly; flit, as a light substance; pass away quickly.Nautical, to change place: said of men at work: as, to fleet forward or aft in a boat.To fly swiftly over; skim over the surface of: as, a ship that fleets the gulf.To cause to pass swiftly or lightly.Nautical, to change the position of: as, to fleet a tackle (to change its position after the blocks are drawn together so as to use it again); to fleet the men aft (to order men to move further aft).n. A number of ships or other vessels, in company, under the same command, or employed in the same service, particularly in war or in fishing: as, a fleet of men-of-war, or of war-canoes; the fishing-fleet on the Banks; the fleet of a steamship company.n. Specifically, a number of vessels of war organized for offense or defense under one commander, with subordinate commanders of single vessels and sometimes of squadrons; a naval armament.n. In fishing, a single line of 100 hooks: so called when the bultow was introduced in Newfoundland (1846).n. An arm of the sea; an inlet; a river or creek: now used only as an element in place-names: as, Northfleet, Southfleet, Fleetditch.Swift of motion; moving or able to move with rapidity; rapid.To skim, as cream from milk.Nautical, to skim up fresh water from the surface of (the sea), as practised at the mouth of the Rhone, of the Nile, etc.Light; superficially fruitful; thin; not penetrating deep, as soil.In a manner so as to affect only the surface; superficially.n. A dialectal (Scotch) variant of flute.Skimmed; skim: applied to skim-milk or to cheese made from it: as, fleet milk, fleet cheese.