Definition of Armada

1. Noun. A large fleet.

Generic synonyms: Fleet
Specialized synonyms: Invincible Armada, Spanish Armada

Definition of Armada

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

Definition of Armada

1. Proper noun. The Spanish Armada which sailed against England in 1588 ¹

2. Noun. A fleet of warships, especially with reference to the Spanish Armada. ¹

3. Noun. Any large army or fleet of military vessels. ¹

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Definition of Armada

1. a fleet of warships [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Armada

arm exercise
arm guard
arm hair
arm hairs
arm in arm
arm injuries
arm pad
arm phenomenon
arm the lead
arm to the teeth
arm twisting
arm twistings
arm up
arm wrestling

Literary usage of Armada

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1890)
"177), and apparently on no other grounds than local tradition, to have fitted out a ship against the Spanish Armada in 1588, to have sailed from Beaumaris ..."

2. History of the United Netherlands, from the Death of William the Silent to by John Lothrop Motley (1900)
"... vast but vague schemes of conquest—The Armada sails— Description of the fleet—The junction with Parma unprovided for —The galo off Finisterre—Exploits ..."

3. Drake and the Tudor Navy: With a History of the Rise of England as a by Julian Stafford Corbett (1898)
"It is nothing but a summary, and throws no light on the nature of the actions (Laughton, Defeat of the Armada, i. 358). A week later, August 7, Howard, ..."

4. A History of Sea Power by William Oliver Stevens, Allan Ferguson Westcott (1920)
"The progressiveness of English ship construction is highly significant, for to it may be attributed in large measure the Armada victory. ..."

5. The History of England by James Mackintosh, William Wallace, Robert Bell (1835)
"The orders of Philip, and the evil genius of the armada, prevailed. The duke of Medina, on approaching England, called a council of war, and opened his ..."

6. The Works of Tennyson by Alfred Tennyson Tennyson, Hallam Tennyson Tennyson (1905)
"and in men; and without further fighting the Armada ran on to Calais, ... The Armada must be driven into the North Sea, past the coast of Flanders, ..."

7. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, Sir Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1905)
"and in men; and without further fighting the Armada ran on to Calais, ... The Armada must be driven into the North Sea, past the coast of Flanders, ..."

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