naval

adjective na·val \ ˈnā-vəl \

Definition of naval

1 obsolete :of or relating to ships or shipping
2 a :of or relating to a navy
b :consisting of or involving warships

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Origin and Etymology of naval

Middle English, from Latin navalis, from navis ship

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NAVAL Defined for English Language Learners

naval

adjective

Definition of naval for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to a country's navy


NAVAL Defined for Kids

naval

adjective na·val \ ˈnā-vəl \

Definition of naval for Students

:of or relating to a navy or warships
  • naval vessels

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