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My mom is in the navy and my dad works for the army, but I never called them 'sir' or 'ma'am' or anything like that, and we never really moved around a lot because both my parents were stationed in D.C.
Ian Harding

Meaning of "navy" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD NAVY

Via Old French from Vulgar Latin nāvia (unattested) ship, from Latin nāvis ship.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF NAVY

navy  [ˈneɪvɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF NAVY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
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 NAVY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

navy

Navy

A navy is a fleet of waterborne military vessels and its associated naval aviation, both sea-based and land-based. 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, open-ocean applications, and something in between, although these distinctions are more about strategic scope than tactical or operational division.

Definition of navy in the English dictionary

The definition of navy in the dictionary is the warships and auxiliary vessels of a nation or ruler. Other definition of navy is (archaic (or literary) a fleet of ships.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH NAVY


agave
əˈɡeɪvɪ
cavie
ˈkeɪvɪ
cavy
ˈkeɪvɪ
clavie
ˈkleɪvɪ
Davy
ˈdeɪvɪ
gravy
ˈɡreɪvɪ
mavie
ˈmeɪvɪ
shavie
ˈʃeɪvɪ
slavey
ˈsleɪvɪ
wavey
ˈweɪvɪ
wavy
ˈweɪvɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE NAVY

navigableness
navigably
navigate
navigation
Navigation Acts
navigation laws
navigation lights
navigational
navigationally
navigator
Navratilova
navvies
navvy
navy bean
navy blue
navy cut
Navy List
Navy Register
navy yard
navy-blue

WORDS THAT END LIKE NAVY

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

Synonyms and antonyms of navy in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «NAVY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «navy» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of navy

Translation of «navy» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF NAVY

Find out the translation of navy to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of 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 «navy» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

海军
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

armada
570 millions of speakers

English

navy
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

नौसेना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أُسْطُولٌ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

флот
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

marinha
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নৌবাহিনী
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

marine
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tentera laut
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Marine
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

海軍
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

해군
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Angkatan laut
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hải quân
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கடற்படை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

नौदल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Donanma
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

marina militare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

marynarka wojenna
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

військово-морський флот
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

marină militară
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ναυτικό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vloot
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

flotta
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

marine
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of navy

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «NAVY»

The term «navy» is very widely used and occupies the 4.636 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «NAVY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «navy» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «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 navy

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10 QUOTES WITH «NAVY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word navy.
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Rick Atkinson
American audiences tend to underappreciate the British, but 240 years ago they were us: They were the most powerful nation on Earth. Their mercantile empire spanned the planet. They had the most potent and experienced army and navy the world had ever seen.
2
William Bligh
The ship was masted according to the proportion of the navy; but on my application the masts were shortened, as I thought them too much for her, considering the nature of the voyage.
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Ozwald Boateng
Anyone can wear any color. The question is about finding the right shade. There is a momentary trend to dark colors because when the financials are not that great, people go for black, navy and grey.
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Graham Chapman
There is no cannibalism in the British navy, absolutely none, and when I say none, I mean there is a certain amount.
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Stephanie Courtney
I'm sort of East Coast, so I like the off-white and the navy blues and the low-key preppy kind of thing.
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Josephus Daniels
To compel the nation with challenge the traditional American doctrine of freedom of the seas, every man and every ship in the navy is solemnly pledged.
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William Falconer
The head of a ship however has not always an immediate relation to her name, at least in the British navy.
8
Mark Hadlow
I don't go anywhere without clean shoes. That's one thing I've got from the navy.
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Mark Hadlow
Acting and the navy seem to balance each other out - I've not surrendered over to the complete process of the navy, nor have I surrendered to the ego-driven process of acting.
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Ian Harding
My mom is in the navy and my dad works for the army, but I never called them 'sir' or 'ma'am' or anything like that, and we never really moved around a lot because both my parents were stationed in D.C.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «NAVY»

Discover the use of navy in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to navy and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Naval Institute Historical Atlas of the U.S. Navy
Ninety-four maps provide a historical overview of the U.S. Navy's battles, including information on the deployment of ships, their tracks, shore activity, and military engagements.
Craig L. Symonds, 2001
2
Life in Nelson's Navy
Broad in scope and compelling in detail, this book presents facts about a navy and a time that have spawned many myths.
Dudley Pope, 1996
3
Kaigun: Strategy, Tactics, and Technology in the Imperial ...
This landmark study chronicles the Imperial Navy's instrumental role in Japan's rise from an isolationist feudal kingdom to a potent military empire.
David C. Evans, 1997
4
A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE AUSTRIAN NAVY: WARNING BY THE AUTHOR: ...
A Brief History of the Austrian Navy 1382 - 1918
Wilhelm Donko, 2012
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Navy Song Book
This fascinating collection of vintage songs contains the words and music to over 100 Navy, armed forces, patriotic, holiday and seasonal, international folk, and popular songs.
Barry Leonard, 1998
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SEAL Survival Guide: A Navy SEAL's Secrets to Surviving Any ...
Don’t be a target. Fight back, protect yourself, and beat the odds with the essential manual no one in the twenty-first century should be without. BE A SURVIVOR, NOT A STATISTIC!
Cade Courtley, 2012
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The French Navy and the Seven Years' War
The Seven Years? War was the world?s first global conflict, spanning five continents and the critical sea lanes that connected them. This book is the fullest account ever written of the French navy?s role in the hostilities.
Jonathan R. Dull, 2007
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SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper
Eventually, of the 18 snipers in SEAL Team Six, Wasdin became the best—which meant one of the best snipers on the planet. Less than half a year after sniper school, he was fighting for his life.
Howard E. Wasdin, Stephen Templin, 2011
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Life in Mr. Lincoln's Navy
Every aspect of the Union sailor's life is examined in this richly detailed volume.
Dennis J. Ringle, 1998
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Midshipmen and Quarterdeck Boys in the British Navy, 1771-1831
A fascinating study of midshipmen and other "young gentlemen", outlining their social background, career paths and what life was like for them.
S. A. Cavell, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «NAVY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term navy is used in the context of the following news items.
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Sources: Navy officer, Marine fought to take out Chattanooga gunman
A Navy officer and a Marine fired their sidearms hoping to kill or subdue the gunman who murdered five service members last week in ... «NavyTimes.com, Jul 15»
2
SM-2 missile explodes, damaging Navy destroyer
A missile exploded as it was being fired from the destroyer The Sullivans in a Saturday exercise, damaging the the side of the ship but not ... «NavyTimes.com, Jul 15»
3
US navy seizes submarine with seven tonnes of cocaine on board
US Navy, Customs and Border Protection and Coast Guard personnel took part in the operation last Saturday. The semi-submersible vessel ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
4
Back in Europe, Navy commander faces new threats in Russia …
NAPLES, Italy — When he left the Navy's 6th Fleet three years ago for a planning job at the Pentagon, then-Rear Adm. James Foggo III was ... «Stars and Stripes, Jul 15»
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Latest Navy plan significantly curtails Guam land for Marines' move
To avoid infringing on Guam's culturally sensitive areas, the Navy has ... The Navy issued the final supplement to a 2010 environmental impact ... «Stars and Stripes, Jul 15»
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Navy to play Notre Dame in San Diego in 2018
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Navy and Notre Dame will play their annual rivalry game at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego in 2018, the first meeting ... «The Elkhart Truth, Jul 15»
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Defense Department settles with Navy family over daughter's …
A Navy captain and his wife are suing the Defense Department on behalf of their daughter after the military's family health care provider upheld ... «Stars and Stripes, Jul 15»
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Crane Army key for Navy aircraft bomb renovation
Naval Air Systems Command, or NAVAIR, which manages the inventory used by the Navy in training and combat roles, depends on the Army at ... «United States Army, Jul 15»
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Old Navy Follows Viral Hit With Another Back-to-School Music Video
Old Navy is following up last year's viral hit -- "Unlimited" -- with a new online music video this back-to-school season, created in partnership ... «AdAge.com, Jul 15»
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Navy bans fried food in its dining halls; some blame Michelle Obama
If you're a sailor in the Navy, you can say goodbye to fried chicken, French fries and fish sticks. There's a new ban on fried food in the dining ... «Los Angeles Times, Jul 15»

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