If an armada is looking for you, that's not good news — it's a fleet of warships.

Even though armada sounds a little old-fashioned, they still exist. In fact, some armadas look for pirates — another old-fashioned-sounding group that still exists. Though an armada is part of a navy, armada sounds similar to "army,", and it should: they both come ultimately from the same source, the Latin word armata, "armed." Armies and navies are two of the oldest branches of a military power, and an armada is a military fleet — another word for a group of boats or ships.

Definitions of armada

n a large fleet

Invincible Armada
the great fleet sent from Spain against England by Philip II in 1588
Type of:
a group of warships organized as a tactical unit

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