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1. A fleet of warships.
2. A large group of moving things: an armada of ants crossing the lawn.
[Spanish, from Medieval Latin armāta; see army.]
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(Military) a large number of ships or aircraft
[C16: from Spanish, from Medieval Latin armāta fleet, armed forces, from Latin armāre to provide with arms]
(Historical Terms) the Armada See Spanish Armada
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Ar•ma•da(ɑrˈmɑ də, -ˈmeɪ-)
n., pl. -das.
1. Also called Spanish Armada. the fleet sent against England by Philip II of Spain in 1588, defeated by the English navy.
2. (l.c.) any fleet of warships.
3. (l.c.) a large group or force of vehicles, airplanes, etc.: an armada of transport trucks.
[1525–35; < Sp < Vulgar Latin *armāta; see army]
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Armadaan armed force; a fleet of ships of war, specifically, the fleet sent against England by Philip of Spain in 1588.
Examples: an armada of ships, 1533; of aircraft.
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|Noun||1.||armada - a large fleet |
fleet - a group of warships organized as a tactical unit
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armada[ˌɑːrˈmɑːdə] n → armada f
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armada[ɑːˈmɑːdə] n → armata (navale)
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