Definition of armada noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɑːˈmɑːdə//
; NAmE NAmE//ɑːrˈmɑːdə//
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a large group of armed ships sailing together The Spanish Armada was sent to attack England in 1588. (figurative) a vast armada of football fans Word Originmid 16th cent.: from Spanish, from armata, feminine past participle of Latin armare ‘to arm’.
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