Examples of armada in a Sentence
an armada of fishing boats
an armada of ships sailing up the coast
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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.
A few days later, past midnight, a dozen outgunned American ships, including Juneau, intercepted a Japanese armada approaching the island to bombard its critical airfield and the beleaguered U.S. Marines garrisoned there.
The prospect of fire and fury, destruction like the world had never seen, and armadas steaming toward North Korea all set the world on edge.
These incentives have spawned a meandering armada of live-aboard cabin cruisers, barges, narrowboats, and other gaily painted scows now afloat on Britain’s inland waterways, some just barely.
To accommodate the barges, an earthen dam was hurriedly put in place so the armada could sail from the Houston Street bridge to the Carnegie Library.
The report was the latest in an armada of red flags flying over the country's troubled fiscal outlook.
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.
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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.
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