navy

noun
na·​vy | \ ˈnā-vē How to pronounce navy (audio) \
plural navies

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.
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Recent Examples on the Web

Spring 2019 includes pieces like a navy terry-cloth sweatshirt, colorful striped socks, and bucket hats, all emblazoned with the red, green, and blue logo, of course. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "This 1980s-Era Sportswear Label Is the Nautica of Denmark and It’s Making a Major Comeback," 15 May 2019 Way back in February 2018, for her first official engagement alongside Prince William, Kate Middleton, and Prince Harry, Meghan selected a navy belted satin wrap frock, which was also in a trench coat style, by Jason Wu. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle Is Obsessed with Trench Coat Dresses and So Are We," 8 May 2019 Some South Korean politicians accuse Gen. Kim of having overseen the 2010 sinking of a South Korean navy ship. Michael R. Gordon, WSJ, "U.S. and North Korean Spies Have Held Secret Talks For a Decade," 21 Jan. 2019 Out of nowhere, Meghan, donning a stunning navy Carolina Herrera midi dress, fully embraces her sweaty husband for a big smooch during the cup presentation. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Share Steamy Kiss After the Duke's Polo Match," 26 July 2018 Shortly before her wedding to Prince Harry in 2018, Meghan attended the Queen's 92nd birthday in a sleek navy blue Stella McCartney sheath dress whose sole embellishment was the cape cut. Roxanne Adamiyatt, Town & Country, "How to Wear a Cape Like Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle," 28 Feb. 2019 Concern is mounting meanwhile over the potential use of chemical weapons, and the Russian navy is building up its presence in the Mediterranean Sea. Philip Issa, Fox News, "AP Explains: The looming, final battle for Syria's rebels," 31 Aug. 2018 The Thai navy has released new footage from inside the Tham Luang cave, where 12 boys and their coach were trapped for more than two weeks, revealing more details about the multi-day rescue mission that captured the attention of the world. Rebecca Tan, Washington Post, "New video from Thai navy shows the scene inside Tham Luang cave during dramatic rescue," 11 July 2018 The navy later released two more videos of the boys. Tassanee Vejpongsa, BostonGlobe.com, "Warm in blankets, Thai boys smile, joke with rescuer in cave," 4 July 2018

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First Known Use of navy

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for navy

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

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navy

noun

English Language Learners Definition of navy

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

navy

noun
na·​vy | \ ˈnā-vē How to pronounce navy (audio) \
plural navies

Kids Definition of navy

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

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