Variant of navy
- Archaic a fleet of ships
- all the warships of a nation
- the entire military sea force of a nation, including vessels, officers, men, stores, yards, etc.
- the governmental department in charge of this
- navy blue
Origin of navyMiddle English navie ; from Old French ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form navia ; from Classical Latin navis, a ship ; from Indo-European base an unverified form nāus, boat (prob. dugout) from source Sanskrit nuh, boat, Classical Greek naus, ship, Old Norse nōr, ship