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nave

the center part of a church
Not to be confused with:
knave – unprincipled, dishonest person; villain
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nave1
plan of the 4th-century ad
St. Peter's Basilica, Rome
Italy
A. apse
B. transept
C. nave
D. aisles
E. narthex
F. atrium

nave 1

 (nāv)
n.
The central part of a church, typically extending from the narthex to the chancel and flanked by aisles.

[Medieval Latin nāvis, from Latin, ship (from its shape); see nāu- in Indo-European roots.]

nave 2

 (nāv)
n.
The hub of a wheel.

[Middle English, from Old English nafu; see nobh- in Indo-European roots.]
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nave

(neɪv)
n
(Architecture) the central space in a church, extending from the narthex to the chancel and often flanked by aisles
[C17: via Medieval Latin from Latin nāvis ship, from the similarity of shape]

nave

(neɪv)
n
the central block or hub of a wheel
[Old English nafu, nafa; related to Old High German naba]
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nave

(neɪv)

n.
the principal longitudinal area of a church, extending from the main entrance or narthex to the chancel.
[1665–75; < Medieval Latin nāvis, Latin: ship]

nave

(neɪv)
n.
the central part of a wheel; hub.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English nafu, nafa, c. Middle Dutch nave, Old High German naba, Old Norse nǫf; akin to navel]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nave - the central area of a churchnave - the central area of a church  
area - a part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function; "the spacious cooking area provided plenty of room for servants"
church building, church - a place for public (especially Christian) worship; "the church was empty"
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Translations
صَحْن الكَنيسَه
hlavní loď
midterskib
fõhajó
kirkjuskip
nava
joms
hlavná loď
sahın

nave

1 [neɪv] N (Archit) → nave f

nave

2 [neɪv] N (= wheel) → cubo m
nave plate (Aut) → tapacubos m inv
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

nave

[ˈneɪv] nnef f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

nave

n
(of church)Haupt- or Mittel- or Längsschiff nt
(of wheel)(Rad)nabe f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

nave

[neɪv] n (of church) → navata centrale
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

nave

(neiv) noun
the middle or main part of a church.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
References in classic literature ?
Where unrecorded names and navies rust, and untold hopes and anchors rot; where in her murderous hold this frigate earth is ballasted with bones of millions of the drowned; there, in that awful water-land, there was thy most familiar home.
Herein it is the same with the American whale fishery as with the American army and military and merchant navies, and the engineering forces employed in the construction of the American Canals and Railroads.
Now the communications with Florida are difficult, while the coast of Texas offers the bay of Galveston, which possesses a circumference of fourteen leagues, and is capable of containing the navies of the entire world!"
And then came the great Pan-American Federation which linked the Western Hemisphere from pole to pole under a single flag, which joined the navies of the New World into the mightiest fighting force that ever sailed the seven seas--the greatest argument for peace the world had ever known.
The entrance from the sea is sixty-seven fathoms deep, and within, whole navies might ride with perfect safety.
I pressed my thumb upon the button which controls the ray of repulsion, that splendid discovery of the Martians which permits them to navigate the thin atmosphere of their planet in huge ships that dwarf the dreadnoughts of our earthly navies into pitiful significance.
Let them destroy each other's navies, we can construct ours with the wrecks of their vessels; when we shall save our money to buy nails."
The navies of Helium and the First Born had cleared the fortresses and the temples of the therns when they had refused to surrender and accept the new order of things that had swept their false religion from long-suffering Mars.
"You will think more highly of your genus when you have seen its armies and navies, its great cities, and its mighty engineering works.
denir of it will remain in my hands; because, with that gold, I will build granaries, castles, cities, and harbors; because I will create a marine, I will equip navies that shall waft the name of France to the most distant people; because I will create libraries and academies; because I will make France the first country in the world, and the wealthiest.
The combined navies of Dusar, Ptarth and Kaol had been intercepted in their advance toward Helium by the mighty Heliumitic navy--the most formidable upon Barsoom, not alone in numbers and armament, but in the training and courage of its officers and warriors, and the zitidaric proportions of many of its monster battleships.
He had to smile at that; but in extenuation of his act he assured me that it was quite customary for prime ministers to give their personal attention to the building of imperial navies; "and this," he said, "is the imperial navy of his Serene Highness, David I, Emperor of the Federated Kingdoms of Pellucidar."