Navy meaning

nāvē
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All of a nation's warships.
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(archaic) A fleet of ships.
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A nation's entire military organization for sea warfare and defense, including vessels, personnel, and shore establishments.
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A group of ships; a fleet.
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All the warships of a nation.
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The entire military sea force of a nation, including vessels, personnel, stores, shipyards, etc.
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A country's entire sea force, including ships and personnel.
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A governmental department in charge of a country's sea force.
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A dark blue colour, usually called navy blue.

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Having the dark blue colour of navy blue.
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Belonging to the navy; typical of the navy.
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Navy blue.
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Origin of navy

  • Middle English from Old French navie from Latin nāvigia pl. of nāvigium ship from nāvigāre to sail navigate

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Anglo-Norman navie, from Latin navis (“ship, boat"), from Proto-Indo-European *nau- (“boat"). Compare Persian ناو (nâv, “boat, warship"), Tamil நாவாய் (nāvāi), Old English nōwend (“mariner, sailor").

    From Wiktionary