- Archaic a fleet of ships
- all the warships of a nation
- [oftenN-] the entire military sea force of a nation, including vessels, personnel, stores, shipyards, etc.
- 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 n?us, boat (prob. dugout) from source Sanskrit n?uh, boat, Classical Greek naus, ship, Old Norse n?r, ship
- All of a nation's warships.
- often Navy A nation's entire military organization for sea warfare and defense, including vessels, personnel, and shore establishments.
- A group of ships; a fleet.
- Navy blue.
Origin of navyMiddle English from Old French navie from Latin nāvigia pl. of nāvigium ship from nāvigāre to sail ; see navigate .
(comparative more navy, superlative most navy)
- Having the dark blue colour of navy blue.
- Belonging to the navy; typical of the navy.
terms etymologically related to the noun or adjective navy