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Definitions of navy

  1. The whole of the war vessels belonging to a nation or ruler, considered collectively; as, the navy of Italy. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. The officers and men attached to the war vessels of a nation; as, he belongs to the navy. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. The warships of a nation; the sea war force of a nation, including ships, shipyards, shops, officers, men, etc. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. A fleet of ships; warvessels of a nation; their officers and men. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. The entire marine military force of a country; also, any fleet or body of ships. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. A fleet of ships; the ships of war belonging to a nation, or the officers and men. Navy-bills, bills issued by the Admiralty in payment of stores for ships and dockyards; also those drawn by naval officers for their pay. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. The name applied to the workmen employed in constructing canals or navigations, railroads, &c. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  8. The whole of the ships of war belonging to a country; an assemblage of merchantmen; the whole officers and men serving in the war-ships of a country. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for navy

  1. In that city is strong navy of ships. – The-Travels-of-Sir-John-Mandeville by Mandeville, John, Sir
  2. Our navy was then good of its kind, but altogether too small. – Thomas Hart Benton by Theodore Roosevelt
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