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.
Origin and Etymology of navy
Middle English navie, from Anglo-French, from Latin navigia ships, from navigare
First Known Use: 14th century
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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