Definitions for Naval
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Naval.
connected with or belonging to or used in a navy
"naval history"; "naval commander"; "naval vessels"
Of or relating to a navy.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: naval, Fr. navalis, Latin.
Encamping on the main,
Our naval army had besieged Spain;
They that the whole world’s monarchy design’d,
Are to their ports by our bold fleet confin’d. Edmund Waller.
As our high vessels pass their watry way,
Let all the naval world due homage pay. Matthew Prior.
Masters of such numbers of strong and valiant men, as well as of all the naval stores that furnish the world. William Temple.
A navy, naval force, or maritime force 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. The strategic offensive role of a navy is projection of force into areas beyond a country's shores (for example, to protect sea-lanes, deter or confront piracy, ferry troops, or attack other navies, ports, or shore installations). 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 submarine-launched ballistic missiles. Naval operations can be broadly divided between riverine and littoral applications (brown-water navy), open-ocean applications (blue-water navy), and something in between (green-water navy), although these distinctions are more about strategic scope than tactical or operational division.
Naval refers to anything related to a country's navy, including its ships, personnel, activities, operations or warfare conducted in or on the sea. It is associated with armed services that are primarily designated for sea-based defense and engagements.
having to do with shipping; of or pertaining to ships or a navy; consisting of ships; as, naval forces, successes, stores, etc
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
nā′val, adj. pertaining to ships: consisting of, or possessing, ships: marine: nautical: belonging to the navy.—Naval brigade, a body of seamen so arranged as to be able to serve on land; Naval officer, an officer on board a man-of-war: a custom-house officer of high rank in the United States; Naval tactics, the science and methods of managing and moving squadrons of ships. [Fr.,—L. navalis—navis, a ship.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
Of or belonging to a ship, or, as now commonly adopted, to the royal navy; hence, naval stores, naval officers, &c.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Naval is ranked #32302 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Naval surname appeared 713 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Naval.
64.8% or 462 total occurrences were Asian.
15.2% or 109 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
9.4% or 67 total occurrences were White.
5.8% or 42 total occurrences were of two or more races.
4.6% or 33 total occurrences were Black.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'Naval' in Adjectives Frequency: #759
The numerical value of Naval in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of Naval in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Today, I have approved a plan by the Department of the Navy that will permit former Naval Academy midshipman Cameron Kinley to play professional football in the NFL, this plan will see Cameron enlisted in the Inactive Ready Reserve for the duration of Secretary Austin football career. Upon completion of his playing time, we look forward to welcoming him back inside the ranks as a naval officer.
Don't talk to me about naval tradition. It's nothing but rum, sodomy and the lash.
Modern naval warfare often requires the mobilisation and deployment of a large number of ships while the mass production of naval ships in peacetime is not economically sensible, therefore, it is a common practice that shipbuilders reserve some military application platforms on their civilian vessels so they can serve the navy in wartime.
Yesterday, December seventh, 1941, a date which will live in infamy, the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.
Modern naval warfare often requires the mobilization and deployment of a large number of ships while the mass production of naval ships in peacetime is not economically sensible, therefore, it is a common practice that shipbuilders reserve some military application platforms on their civilian vessels so they can serve the navy in wartime.
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