Also found in: Thesaurus.


Of, relating to, or characteristic of ships, shipping, sailors, or navigation on a body of water.

[From Latin nauticus, from Greek nautikos, from nautēs, sailor, from naus, ship; see nāu- in Indo-European roots.]

nau′ti·cal·ly adv.
Synonyms: nautical, marine, maritime
These adjectives mean of or relating to the sea, ships, shipping, sailors, or navigation: nautical charts; marine insurance; maritime law.


adv superiorin Bezug auf die Seefahrt
References in classic literature ?
Even in that incapable state, however, I recognised the lazy gentleman standing before me: nautically clad in a suit of shaggy blue, with an oilskin hat.
These new features include two open-air picnic pavilions that can host 100 people in each pavilion, a nautically themed destination playground revered by the community, new park furnishings including shaded seating, lighting, improved fish cleaning station, landscaping, walkways and utility upgrades.
A nautically themed bar called The Brig was a local pub like no other, without windows, with a boat-themed decor and a dark alleyway entrance beneath the flats that only Red Road residents could find, or were brave enough to enter.
A great many fall under the more general heading of Murphy's Law, that great and omnipotent explanation for everything that goes awry, but most of these laws are far more nautically specific than the rather general Murphyism: "If anything can go wrong, it will.
Under it, she saluted the seaside locale with a nautically themed PS99 shift dress by Alice Temperley, teamed with a pair of PS395 Jimmy Choo pumps.
Darlington by the Sea runs until Thursday August 7 with creative workshops, live entertainment and nautically themed activities.
NAUTICALLY NICE DIVE in to ocean adventures with Elizabeth Arden''s nautical-inspired Summer Escape Limited Edition Collection, from PS17.
The unique details that adorn the store include statues of Saint Tropez, nautically stripped fabrics for the fitting areas, drift and natural wood shelving and unique garment displays.
Though not quite so lavish, our nautically themed quarters are no less welcoming with queen-sized bed, marble bathroom and home entertainment centre.
Wallsend-based Cullercoats Brewery sent their nautically themed Lovely Nelly - named after a ship wrecked off the North East Coast in 1861 - to be served in Strangers' Bar.
A new nautically themed entry foyer, top, connects the original home to the artist studio-turned-master suite, above.