American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. All of a nation's warships.
- n. A nation's entire military organization for sea warfare and defense, including vessels, personnel, and shore establishments.
- n. A group of ships; a fleet.
- n. Navy blue.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A ship.
- n. A company of ships; a fleet.
- n. All the ships belonging to a country, collectively; in a wide sense, the ships, their officers and crew and equipment, and the department of the government charged with their management and control. Specifically
- n. The men who man a navy or fleet; the officers and men of the military marine.
- n. An obsolete form of navvy.
- n. A country's entire sea force, including ships and personnel.
- n. A governmental department in charge of a country's sea force.
- n. A dark blue colour, usually called navy blue.
- adj. Having the dark blue colour of navy blue.
- adj. Belonging to the navy; typical of the navy.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A fleet of ships; an assemblage of merchantmen, or so many as sail in company.
- n. The whole of the war vessels belonging to a nation or ruler, considered collectively.
- n. The officers and men attached to the war vessels of a nation.
- n. same as navy blue.
- adj. Having a color of navy blue.
- n. a dark shade of blue
- n. an organization of military vessels belonging to a country and available for sea warfare
- n. the navy of the United States of America; the agency that maintains and trains and equips combat-ready naval forces
- Middle English, from Old French navie, from Latin nāvigia, pl. of nāvigium, ship, from nāvigāre, to sail; see navigate. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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