Examples of armada in a Sentence
an armada of fishing boats
an armada of ships sailing up the coast
Recent Examples of armada from the Web
That’s enough to justify the voyage of SF Motors, the latest entrant into a growing armada of automakers whose founders or backers either hail from or are based in China.
The Chronicle put its entire staff to work yesterday running down these reports, and is happy to say that there is not a lick of truth in them: The ... armada of 12 aircraft carriers and 87 warships was lying at anchor a mile off the Farallones.
The military forces behind Operation MO included an armada of destroyers, cruisers, aircraft carriers and submarines.
Within this empowered armada there also exists smaller factions that oversee more specific projects.
Almost every Mobile Mardi Gras parade is closely trailed by a city cleanup crew, an armada of water sprayers, street sweepers, dump trucks and workers with leaf blowers.
People are just gonna pick the news they like the most, regardless of whether or not that news consists of Alex Jones telling you that the globalists have created an armada of android bot flies to invade the president’s brain.
At that point, Los Angeles already ranked first of all cities in America in production of aircraft, and the city’s San Pedro Bay housed an enormous naval armada.
By and large, Canon handled this seamlessly, thanks to an armada of servers who had bussers shadowing them closely.
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A Spanish word that originally meant simply "armed", armada is now used in Spanish-speaking nations as the name of their national navies. In English, the word usually has historical overtones. The Great Armada of 1588 was a 120-ship fleet sent by Philip II of Spain in an attempt to invade Elizabethan England; it was defeated when British forces lit eight ships afire and sent them sailing into the Armada's midst, then blocked the passage to the south so that the remaining ships were forced to sail northward around Britain in order to return home, causing dozens more ships to be wrecked in the stormy northern seas. Today we sometimes use the word humorously for fleets of fishing boats, rowboats, or canoes.
Origin and Etymology of armada
First Known Use: 1550See Words from the same year
ARMADA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of armada for English Language Learners
: a large group of ships, boats, etc.
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