Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A dark grayish blue.

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  • n. A dark blue color.
  • adj. Having a navy blue color.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A dark grayish blue. Also called navy.
  • n. Prussian blue.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a dark shade of blue

Etymologies

From the color of the British naval uniform.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Before I could answer, two incredibly freckled, Mom-aged women came racing out of the house wearing serious navy blue bathing suits and no shoes.

    THIS IS ME FROM NOW ON

  • For instance, one woman may choose to wear her classic navy blue blazer traditionally, paired with her best tan trousers, a silky white blouse, black patent leather pumps, and a strand of milky pearls, whereas another woman will create a look that thumbs its nose at convention while using the instant-recognition factor of the jacket in a slightly coded manner.

    The Style Checklist

  • NAVY ENCOURAGES BREAKUPS Your navy blazer could very well be half of a navy blue suit you already own.

    The Style Checklist

  • OUR VANCOUVER UNIFORMS were blue-on-blue, the arms and legs of the skin suits navy blue around a light-blue top, the top adorned with a small American flag, the USA on the back this time in red.

    Zero Regrets

  • She wore a navy blue man-tailored suit with a white silk, jewel-necked blouse under the jacket.

    Isabel’s Bed

  • SPRING INTO MODERN NAUTICAL Your navy blue business suit jacket or a classic navy blue blazer with your bleach white jean will give you a hint of maritime mystique.

    The Style Checklist

  • Yes, loden green and navy blue will be standing front and center on your rack, and they are ideal investments—very slimming too.

    The Style Checklist

  • On a recent morning at Port Isabel, young Indian men wearing navy blue detention uniforms filled the benches in Immigration Judge Keith Hunsucker's courtroom.

    More illegal immigrants from India crossing border

  • His lean, aristocratic-looking face was nearly as pale as the white between the navy blue stripes of his beautiful shirt, which he wore with a navy blue silk tie and a dark blue suit with the thinnest, most elegant of red pinstripes.

    I. O. U.

  • The afternoon being exceptionally mild, she wore her summer dress, now two years old, a navy blue artificial silk upon which a number of discordant colours were scattered in what looked like an imitation of the Morse-code.

    The Key

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