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As a child, I had no idea that I would end up in the film industry. My ambitions changed from wanting to join the army like my grandfather to taking up merchant navy as a career to running for India, and finally, investment banking while I was a student of economics honour. But during my college days, I began to get offers for modelling.
Arjun Rampal

Meaning of "merchant navy" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF MERCHANT NAVY

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MERCHANT NAVY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Merchant navy is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES MERCHANT NAVY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Merchant navy

A merchant navy or merchant marine is the fleet of merchant vessels that are registered in a country. Seafarers on merchant vessels of various ranks and sometimes members of maritime trade unions, are required by the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers to carry Merchant Mariner's Documents. King George V bestowed the title of the "Merchant Navy" on the British merchant shipping fleets following their service in the First World War; since then, a number of other nations have since adopted the title. The following is a partial list of the merchant navies or merchant marines of various countries. In many countries the fleet's proper name is simply the capitalized version of the common noun. This transport-related list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it.

Definition of merchant navy in the English dictionary

The definition of merchant navy in the dictionary is the ships or crew engaged in a nation's commercial shipping.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MERCHANT NAVY

merchandizer
merchandizing
merchant
merchant bank
merchant banker
merchant fleet
merchant marine
merchant prince
merchant seaman
merchant seamen
merchant ship
merchant shipping
merchant vessel
merchant-like
merchantability
merchantable
merchanting
merchantman
merchantmen
merchantry

WORDS THAT END LIKE MERCHANT NAVY

cavy
Davy
Department of the Navy
Donleavy
French navy
gravy
heavy
navy
onion gravy
peavy
Royal Navy
superheavy
tail-heavy
the navy
top-heavy
ultraheavy
wavy

Synonyms and antonyms of merchant navy in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «merchant navy» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MERCHANT NAVY

Find out the translation of merchant navy to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of merchant navy from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «merchant navy» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

商船
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

marina mercante
570 millions of speakers

English

merchant navy
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मर्चेन्ट नेवी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

البحرية التجارية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

торговый флот
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

marinha mercante
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বণিক নৌবাহিনী
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

marine marchande
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Navy saudagar
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Handelsmarine
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

商人海軍
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

상선
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Angkatan Laut Merchant
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hải thuyền
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வணிக கடற்படை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

व्यापारी नौदल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Tüccar donanması
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

marina mercantile
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

marynarki handlowej
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

торговий флот
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

comerciant marina
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

του εμπορικού ναυτικού
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

handelsvloot
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

handelsflottan
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

handelsflåten
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of merchant navy

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MERCHANT NAVY»

The term «merchant navy» is regularly used and occupies the 84.561 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MERCHANT NAVY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «merchant navy» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «merchant navy» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about merchant navy

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QUOTES WITH «MERCHANT NAVY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word merchant navy.
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Arjun Rampal
As a child, I had no idea that I would end up in the film industry. My ambitions changed from wanting to join the army like my grandfather to taking up merchant navy as a career to running for India, and finally, investment banking while I was a student of economics honour. But during my college days, I began to get offers for modelling.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MERCHANT NAVY»

Discover the use of merchant navy in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to merchant navy and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Life line: the Merchant Navy at war, 1939-1945
In this book, Peter Elphick tells the story of the Merchant Navy through a series of individual accounts.
Peter Elphick, 1999
2
The Unknown Navy
Compared to the well-published achievements of the Navy, Army, and Air Force, an ocean of silence surrounds the long gone Canadian Merchant Navy.
Robert Halford, 2000
3
Below Decks; from Pantry Boy to Steward in the British ...
For a child of working-class parents in London, the Merchant Navy offered me – as it did thousands of other young men in the 1950s – not only escape from post- war austerity, but also an exciting lifestyle. We were worked hard, to be sure, but  ...
Peter Joseph Troy, 2013
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Upon Their Lawful Occasions: Reflections of a Merchant Navy ...
Vernon Upton served in the Merchant Navy from just before the outbreak of World War II. His experiences of life in peace and war are vividly described in this comprehensive history.
Vernon G. A. Upton, 2004
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Merchant Navy
This final volume of the history of the Merchant Navy takes us from the onset of unrestricted submarine warfare to the conclusion of hostilities, and its prime concern is to give an account of the ordeal to which the seamen were subjected ...
Archibald Hurd
6
A History of the British Merchant Navy: Masters under God : ...
Masters under God
Richard Woodman, 2009
7
The Real Cruel Sea: The Merchant Navy in the Battle of the ...
In this important, moving and exciting book, drawing extensively on firsthand sources, the acclaimed maritime historian Richard Woodman establishes the importance of the British and Allied merchant fleets in the struggle against Germany and ...
Richard Woodman, 2011
8
Atlantic Convoys and Nazi Raiders: The Deadly Voyage of HMS ...
LIST OF JERVIS fi/WCREWMEN LOST IN THE BATTLE Morrison, Keith RNR lieutenant commander age 38 Munro-Cormack, John RNR seaman age 27 Newton, William RNR lieutenant, engineering age 58 Ogilvy, David Merchant Navy ...
Bruce Watson, 2006
9
Britannia's Realm: A History of the British Merchant Navy - ...
The second book in a wide-ranging and comprehensive five-volume series carries the reader through the difficulties of the American Rebellion, a war in which the maritime states of Europe combined against Britain, the long conflict with ...
Richard Woodman, 2009
10
Merchant Ship Construction: Especially Written for the ...
A thoroughly illustrated work discussing the construction, connections & uses of the various parts in ordinary ships & in oil tankers, the survey of ships & testing of materials, shipyard practice & a series of definitions.
H. J. Pursey, 1983

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MERCHANT NAVY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term merchant navy is used in the context of the following news items.
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Shops should be allowed to open as it suits them - Belfast Telegraph
As I earned my living in the Merchant Navy, my hours of employment were 24/7; furthermore, written into my contract was to "work when and ... «Belfast Telegraph, Jul 15»
2
Working Lunch: 'The estate agent asked us our religion …
The middle child in a big family of eight brothers and sisters, her father Alec worked in the Merchant Navy, while her mother Mary looked after ... «Belfast Telegraph, Jul 15»
3
UK urged to help British-Yemeni families stuck in warzone
... are second generation British from families who have fought with the British Army or who served for decades in the Merchant Navy during the ... «Thomson Reuters Foundation, Jul 15»
4
Falkirk couple celebrate 60 diamond years together - Falkirk Herald
At the time John was serving in the Merchant Navy, where he stayed for four years, and Christine worked at Campbell Baxters accountants and ... «Falkirk Herald, Jul 15»
5
Veterans honour First World War dead from Trinidad & Tobago
The volunteers served with British, Canadian and French forces, as well as the Merchant Navy. At least 41 Trinidad & Tobago women did war ... «Centenary News, Jul 15»
6
New Maritime College Planned for India - MarineLink
Capt Pandey served in the Indian Merchant Navy in senior positions in India and Europe for 23 years before becoming an entrepreneur and ... «MarineLink, Jul 15»
7
Gov't, Victory Front deputies relaunch merchant navy, shipbuilding bill
Lower House Speaker Julián Domínguez (right) and Gastón Harispe, the vice-chairman of the Lower House's Maritime, Fluvial, Ports and ... «Buenos Aires Herald, Jul 15»
8
Business journalist Des Keegan put safe bet on his way with words
Business journalist and former youthful adventurer Des Keegan entered the media after a stint in the merchant navy. Photo: Brett Faulkner. «Gippsland Times, Jul 15»
9
Forgotten past
... to the 6,500 merchant seamen of Scotland who lost their lives in two world ears – proportionately more than all Merchant Navy losses in the ... «Scotsman, Jul 15»
10
Plenty of activity at Mission to Seafarers
We also hosted the inaugural meeting of the Gladstone Port Welfare Committee, with UK deputy chief executive of Merchant Navy Welfare ... «Gladstone Observer, Jul 15»

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