noun na·vy \ˈnā-vē\

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

plural navies

Full Definition of NAVY

:  a group of ships :  fleet
:  a nation's ships of war and of logistic support
often capitalized :  the complete naval establishment of a nation including yards, stations, ships, and personnel
:  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

NAVY Defined for Kids


noun na·vy \ˈnā-vē\
plural navies

Definition of NAVY for Kids

:  the complete military organization of a nation for warfare at sea
:  a dark blue
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