Definition of navy
1 : a group of ships : fleet
2 : a nation's ships of war and of logistic support
3 often capitalized : the complete naval establishment of a nation including yards, stations, ships, and personnel
4 : a dark grayish purplish blue
Examples of navy in a Sentence
A similar submarine is used by several foreign navies.
a career in the navy
The shirt comes in black, white, and navy.
Recent Examples of navy from the Web
The navy also stepped in to help evacuate the area by sea, officials said.
With the help of navy divers, the Airacobra was carefully lifted to the surface and is now in a museum.
Roa, 22, a diehard Yankees fan from North Miami via New Jersey, wore the name of former Yankee Bernie Williams on the back of his navy-blue jersey.
Must-have beauty products in your makeup bag: Eyeliner (navy or purple), blush and eyelash curler.
Local approval is still pending and the site also requires removal of two shipwrecks sunk by the Swedish navy in the 18th century.
U.S. officials said the navy's action, known as a freedom-of-navigation operation, or FONOP, was planned in advance, and was not targeted at any one country or aimed at making a political statement.
One is described as a navy and yellow Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt while the other is a turquoise and burgundy Rocky Mountain Altitude.
Case in point: this in-cred-ible navy 'do that's practically begging us to test-drive.
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Origin and Etymology of navy
Middle English navie, from Anglo-French, from Latin navigia ships, from navigare
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
NAVY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of navy for English Language Learners
: the part of a country's military forces that fights at sea using ships, submarines, airplanes, etc.
NAVY Defined for Kids
Definition of navy for Students
1 : the complete military organization of a nation for warfare at sea
2 : a dark blue
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