fleeted
fleet fleet (fl[=e]t), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {fleeted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {fleeting}.] [OE. fleten, fleoten, to swim, AS. fle['o]tan to swim, float; akin to D. vlieten to flow, OS. fliotan, OHG. fliozzan, G. fliessen, Icel. flj[=o]ta to float, flow, Sw. flyta, D. flyde, L. pluere to rain, Gr. plei^n to sail, swim, float, Skr. plu to swim, sail. [root]84. Cf. {Fleet}, n. & a., {Float}, {Pluvial}, {Flow}.] 1. To sail; to float. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

And in frail wood on Adrian Gulf doth fleet. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. To fly swiftly; to pass over quickly; to hasten; to flit as a light substance. [1913 Webster]

All the unaccomplished works of Nature's hand, . . . Dissolved on earth, fleet hither. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. (Naut.) To slip on the whelps or the barrel of a capstan or windlass; -- said of a cable or hawser. [1913 Webster]

4. (Naut.) To move or change in position; -- said of persons; as, the crew fleeted aft. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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