noun ar·ma·da \är-ˈmä-də, -ˈmā- also -ˈma-\

: a large group of ships, boats, etc.

Full Definition of ARMADA

:  a fleet of warships
:  a large force or group usually of moving things

Examples of ARMADA

  1. an armada of fishing boats
  2. <an armada of ships sailing up the coast>

Origin of ARMADA

Spanish, from Medieval Latin armata army, fleet, from Latin, feminine of armatus, past participle of armare to arm, from arma
First Known Use: 1533

Other Nautical Terms

avast, aweigh, flotsam, jib, keel, lee, port, starboard, stay
ARMADA Defined for Kids


noun ar·ma·da \är-ˈmä-də, -ˈmā-\

Definition of ARMADA for Kids

:  a large fleet of warships


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