- 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