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

  • noun All of a nation's warships.
  • noun A nation's entire military organization for sea warfare and defense, including vessels, personnel, and shore establishments.
  • noun A group of ships; a fleet.
  • noun Navy blue.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An obsolete form of navvy.
  • noun A ship.
  • noun A company of ships; a fleet.
  • noun 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.
  • noun The men who man a navy or fleet; the officers and men of the military marine.

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

  • adjective Having a color of navy blue.
  • noun A fleet of ships; an assemblage of merchantmen, or so many as sail in company.
  • noun The whole of the war vessels belonging to a nation or ruler, considered collectively.
  • noun The officers and men attached to the war vessels of a nation.
  • noun same as navy blue.
  • noun see Bean.
  • noun a place set apart as a shore station for the use of the navy. It often contains all the mechanical and other appliences for building and equipping war vessels and training their crews.

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

  • noun A country's entire sea force, including ships and personnel.
  • noun A governmental department in charge of a country's sea force.
  • noun A dark blue colour, usually called navy blue.
  • adjective Having the dark blue colour of navy blue.
  • adjective Belonging to the navy; typical of the navy.

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

  • noun a dark shade of blue
  • noun an organization of military vessels belonging to a country and available for sea warfare
  • noun the navy of the United States of America; the agency that maintains and trains and equips combat-ready naval forces


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

[Middle English, from Old French navie, from Latin nāvigia, pl. of nāvigium, ship, from nāvigāre, to sail; see navigate.]


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