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
Rear Admiral Chatfield is a historic choice for The Naval War College. She is the embodiment of the type of warrior-scholar we need now to lead this storied institution as it educates our next generation of leaders, as our Education for Seapower( E4S) Study noted, our capacity for critical thinking in an age of increasing complexity will be our most important strategic advantage. Rear Admiral Chatfield will play a pivotal role in leading The Naval War College as The Naval War College integrates into the new Naval University system we are now establishing to foster a culture of continuous learning in the naval services.
This historic shipwreck tells the story of Germany's increasing naval strength in the late-19th century at a time when Britain and Germany were on friendly terms, the SMS Grosser Kurfürst is important as the only non-Royal Naval warship recorded as wrecked in English waters for the period 1860 -- 1913.
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.
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 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.
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