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na·vy

 (nā′vē)
n. pl. na·vies
1. All of a nation's warships.
2. often Navy A nation's entire military organization for sea warfare and defense, including vessels, personnel, and shore establishments.
3. A group of ships; a fleet.
4. Navy blue.

[Middle English, from Old French navie, from Latin nāvigia, pl. of nāvigium, ship, from nāvigāre, to sail; see navigate.]

navy

(ˈneɪvɪ)
n, pl -vies
1. (Military) the warships and auxiliary vessels of a nation or ruler
2. (Military) the navy (often capital) the branch of a country's armed services comprising such ships, their crews, and all their supporting services and equipment
3. (Colours) Also: navy blue dark blue
4. archaic or literary a fleet of ships
5. (as modifier): a navy custom.
[C14: via Old French from Vulgar Latin nāvia (unattested) ship, from Latin nāvis ship]

na•vy

(ˈneɪ vi)

n., pl. -vies.
1. the warships and auxiliaries belonging to a country or ruler.
2. (often cap.) the complete body of such warships, together with the personnel, equipment, etc., constituting the sea power of a nation.
3. (often cap.) the department of government charged with its management.
5. Archaic. a fleet of ships.
[1300–50; Middle English navie < Middle French « Latin nāv(is) ship]

Navy

 a fleet of ships, 1330; the sailors or crew, collectively, 1648.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.navy - an organization of military vessels belonging to a country and available for sea warfarenavy - an organization of military vessels belonging to a country and available for sea warfare
broadside - the simultaneous firing of all the armament on one side of a warship
broadside - all of the armament that is fired from one side of a warship
naval unit - a military unit that is part of a navy
armed service, military service, service - a force that is a branch of the armed forces
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
fleet - a group of warships organized as a tactical unit
station - (nautical) the location to which a ship or fleet is assigned for duty
2.navy - a dark shade of bluenavy - a dark shade of blue      
blue, blueness - blue color or pigment; resembling the color of the clear sky in the daytime; "he had eyes of bright blue"
3.navy - the navy of the United States of AmericaNavy - the navy of the United States of America; the agency that maintains and trains and equips combat-ready naval forces
Naval Research Laboratory, NRL - the United States Navy's defense laboratory that conducts basic and applied research for the Navy in a variety of scientific and technical disciplines
Defense Department, Department of Defense, DoD, United States Department of Defense, Defense - the federal department responsible for safeguarding national security of the United States; created in 1947
Marine Corps, United States Marine Corps, United States Marines, US Marine Corps, USMC - an amphibious division of the United States Navy
Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, NAWCWPNS - the principal agency of the United States Navy for research and development for air warfare and missile weapon systems
Naval Special Warfare, NSW - the agency that provides units to conduct unconventional and counter-guerilla warfare
Naval Surface Warfare Center, NSWC - the agency that provides scientific and engineering and technical support for all aspects of surface warfare
Naval Underwater Warfare Center, NUWC - the agency that provides scientific and engineering and technical support for submarine and undersea warfare systems
United States Naval Academy, US Naval Academy - a school for training men and women to become officers in the United States Navy
Office of Naval Intelligence, ONI - the military intelligence agency that provides for the intelligence and counterintelligence and investigative and security requirements of the United States Navy
bureau, federal agency, government agency, agency, office, authority - an administrative unit of government; "the Central Intelligence Agency"; "the Census Bureau"; "Office of Management and Budget"; "Tennessee Valley Authority"

navy

noun fleet, warships, flotilla, armada, squadron He joined the navy at the age of eighteen.
Translations
أَزْرَقٌ دَاكِنٌأُسْطولأُسْطُولٌلَوْن أزرَق كُحْلي
námořnictvotmavomodrýválečné loďstvonámořnická modř
flådemarinemarineblå
meresininemerevägi
laivastolaivastonsininen
mornaricamornaričkimornarsko plav
haditengerészetsötétkék
dökkblár liturkaupskipaflotisjóhersjóher, floti
海軍濃紺の
진한 감색의해군
classis
jūrininkokarinio jūrų laivynokarinis jūrų laivynastamsiai mėlyna spalva
jūras kara flotetumšzila krāsa
námornícka modráobchodné loďstvovojenské loďstvo
mornarica
flottamarinmarinblå
กองทัพเรือน้ำเงินเข้ม
donanmakoyu mavilacivertlâcivert renkdeniz kuvvetleri
hải quânxanh nước biển

navy

[ˈneɪvɪ]
A. N
1. (= ships) → armada f, flota f
2. (= organization) → marina f de guerra
3. (= colour) (also navy blue) → azul m marino
B. ADJ (= dark blue) → azul marino
C. CPD navy blue Nazul m marino
see also navy-blue Navy Department N (US) → Ministerio m de Marina
navy yard N (US) → astillero m naval

navy

[ˈneɪvi]
n
[country] → marine f
to be in the navy → être dans la marine
He's in the navy → Il est dans la marine.
to serve in the navy → servir dans la marine
He served in the navy in the eighties → Il a servi dans la marine dans les années quatre-vingt.
to join the navy → s'engager dans la marine Department of the Navy
(= colour) → marine
n (= colour) → marine mnavy-blue [ˌneɪviˈbluː]
nbleu marine m
adjbleu marine inv
a navy-blue skirt → une jupe bleu marine

navy

n
(Kriegs)marine f; to serve in the navyin der Marine dienen
(also navy blue)Marineblau nt
adj
attrMarine-; navy shipMarineschiff nt
(also navy-blue)marineblau

navy

[ˈneɪvɪ] nmarina (militare or da guerra)
to join the navy → arruolarsi in marina
Department of the Navy (Am) → Ministero della Marina

navy

(ˈneivi) plural ˈnavies noun
1. a country's warships and the people who work in and with them. Russia has one of the largest navies in the world; I joined the navy fifteen years ago.
2. (also adjective) (also navy blue) (of) a dark blue colour. a navy (blue) jersey.
ˈnaval adjective
of the navy. naval uniform; a naval officer.

navy

أَزْرَقٌ دَاكِنٌ, أُسْطُولٌ námořnictvo, tmavomodrý flåde, marineblå Marine, marineblau μπλε μαρέν, ναυτικό armada, azul marino laivasto, laivastonsininen bleu marine, marine mornarica, mornarsko plav blu scuro, marina militare 海軍, 濃紺の 진한 감색의, 해군 marine, marineblauw marine, marineblå granatowy, marynarka wojenna azul-marinho, marinha темно-синий, флот flotta, marinblå กองทัพเรือ, น้ำเงินเข้ม donanma, lacivert hải quân, xanh nước biển 海军, 深蓝色
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