Definitions for navyˈneɪ vi
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word navy
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the warships and auxiliaries belonging to a country or ruler.
(often cap.) the complete body of such warships, together with the personnel, equipment, etc., constituting the sea power of a nation.
(often cap.) the department of government charged with its management.
Ref: navy blue.
Archaic. a fleet of ships.
Origin of navy:
1300–50; ME navie < MF 蠐 L nāv(is) ship
navy, naval forces(noun)
an organization of military vessels belonging to a country and available for sea warfare
dark blue, navy, navy blue(noun)
a dark shade of blue
United States Navy, US Navy, USN, Navy(noun)
the navy of the United States of America; the agency that maintains and trains and equips combat-ready naval forces
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the part of a military that works off of ships
a soldier in the navy
a very dark blue; = navy blue
soldiers dressed in navy and gold
A country's entire sea force, including ships and personnel.
A governmental department in charge of a country's sea force.
Having the dark blue colour of navy blue.
Belonging to the navy; typical of the navy.
Origin: * From navis via navie, from navis, from nau- (boat), possibly, from நாவாய். Compare Persian ناو
a fleet of ships; an assemblage of merchantmen, or so many as sail in company
the whole of the war vessels belonging to a nation or ruler, considered collectively; as, the navy of Italy
the officers and men attached to the war vessels of a nation; as, he belongs to the navy
A navy is a fleet of waterborne military vessels. It is the branch of a nation's armed forces principally designated for naval and amphibious warfare; namely, lake-borne, riverine, littoral, or ocean-borne combat operations and related functions. It includes anything conducted by surface ships, amphibious ships, submarines, and seaborne aviation, as well as ancillary support, communications, training, and other fields; recent developments have included space-related operations. The strategic offensive role of a navy is projection of force into areas beyond a country's shores. The strategic defensive purpose of a navy is to frustrate seaborne projection-of-force by enemies. The strategic task of the navy also may incorporate nuclear deterrence by use of nuclear missiles. Naval operations can be broadly divided between riverine and littoral applications and open-ocean applications, although the distinction is more about strategic scope than tactical or operational division.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'navy' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4521
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'navy' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4495
Rank popularity for the word 'navy' in Nouns Frequency: #1791
Translations for navy
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
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.
- marinhaPortuguese (BR)
- válečné loďstvoCzech
- die KriegemarineGerman
- flåde; marineDanish
- (το) ναυτικό, η ναυτική δύναμη μιας χώραςGreek
- نیروی دریاییFarsi
- समुद्री सेनाHindi
- ratna mornaricaCroatian
- flotta; haditengerészetHungarian
- angkatan lautIndonesian
- sjóher, flotiIcelandic
- karinis jūrų laivynasLithuanian
- jūras kara floteLatvian
- sjøforsvaret, marinen; krigsflåteNorwegian
- marynarka wojennaPolish
- نیروی دریاییPersian
- دريايى قوهPashto
- военно-морские силыRussian
- vojenské loďstvoSlovak
- vojna mornaricaSlovenian
- [örlogs]flotta, marinSwedish
- deniz kuvvetleri, donanmaTurkish
- 海軍Chinese (Trad.)
- військово-морський флотUkrainian
- hải quânVietnamese
- 海军Chinese (Simp.)
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