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Definition of "navy" []

  • All of a nation's warships. (noun)
  • A nation's entire military organization for sea warfare and defense, including vessels, personnel, and shore establishments. (noun)
  • A group of ships; a fleet. (noun)
  • Navy blue. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "navy" in a sentence
  • "Associated Press/Mexico's Secretary Navy In this image released by Mexico's navy, sailors guard weapons seized after a battle between the navy and drug cartel gunmen following the killing of 72 migrants in San Fernando, eastern Mexico, Aug. 24."
  • "On Navy Day July 27, 2008 the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy Admiral Vladimir Vysotsky spoke of a revival of Russian naval power over the next decade and declared that the navy would add six carrier battle groups to its complement of warships."
  • "Right now our navy is the smallest it has been since the beginning of World War 1."