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armada

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

Simple Definition of armada

  • : a large group of ships, boats, etc.

Full Definition of armada

  1. 1 :  a fleet of warships

  2. 2 :  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

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