Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A dark grayish blue.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A dark grayish blue. Also called navy.
  • noun archaic Prussian blue.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A dark blue color.
  • adjective Having a navy blue color.

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

  • noun a dark shade of blue

Etymologies

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

[From the color of the British naval uniform.]

Examples

  • This is the navy blue helicopter that has carried the pontiff as he's traveled around the Toronto area.

    CNN Transcript Jul 28, 2002

  • Portsmouth, N.H., a vessel that was destined to fight a good fight for the honor of that starry banner; and, after winning a glorious victory, to disappear forever from the face of the ocean, carrying to some unknown grave a crew of as brave hearts as ever beat under uniforms of navy blue.

    The Naval History of the United States Volume 2 (of 2)

  • This one in navy blue has a modern graphic edge to it that draws your attention upward and if you have some junk in your trunk, conceals that fact nicely.

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