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navy

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noun na·vy \ˈnā-vē\

Simple Definition of navy

  • : the part of a country's military forces that fights at sea using ships, submarines, airplanes, etc.

Full Definition of navy

plural navies

  1. 1 :  a group of ships :  fleet

  2. 2 :  a nation's ships of war and of logistic support

  3. 3 often capitalized :  the complete naval establishment of a nation including yards, stations, ships, and personnel

  4. 4 :  a dark grayish purplish blue

Examples of navy

  1. A similar submarine is used by several foreign navies.

  2. a career in the navy

  3. The shirt comes in black, white, and navy.



Origin of navy

Middle English navie, from Anglo-French, from Latin navigia ships, from navigare


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with navy




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