Examples of armada in a Sentence
an armada of fishing boats
an armada of ships sailing up the coast
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The one constant during that time has been the armada of support from the stands, and fans like Cignetti, who traveled from Córdoba.
Yet keeping the Spanish armada at bay to claim the point that would boost hopes of qualifying for the last 16 looks a tall order.
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Our mission on this day would be very different — just a small armada of eight kayaks ferrying paddlers intent on exploring the bay’s palm-fringed shore.
The History of White People,’’ with a small armada of titles and honorifics under her belt, studied art as an undergraduate (and painted and drew essentially her entire life).
The festivities included a dinner in an old colonial house with each table named for a ship in that eighteenth-century armada, and a fifties-themed party in the Riviera Hotel.
Todd Pletcher, who seems to get an armada of expensive Thoroughbreds in his barn each year and wins big races with them coast-to-coast, comes with four top contenders.
To counter this armada, the U.S. had only Callaghan’s task force, with two heavy cruisers, three light cruisers and eight destroyers.
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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.
ARMADA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of armada for English Language Learners
: a large group of ships, boats, etc.
ARMADA Defined for Kids
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