- Now Rare of or having to do with ships or shipping
- of, having, characteristic of, or for a navy, its ships, personnel, etc.
Origin of naval; from French or L: French naval ; from Classical Latin navalis ; from navis, a ship: see navy
- a. Of or relating to a navy.b. Having a navy: a great naval power.
- Obsolete Of or relating to ships or shipping.
Origin of navalMiddle English, from Old French, from Latin navalis, from navis, ship; see nau- in Indo-European roots.