Dictionary.com

naval

[ ney-vuhl ]
/ ˈneɪ vəl /
Save This Word!

adjective

of or relating to warships: a naval battle; naval strength.
of or relating to ships of all kinds: naval architecture; naval engineer.
belonging to, pertaining to, or connected with a navy: naval affairs.
possessing a navy: the great naval powers.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON THE 12 TYPES OF VERB TENSES!

Loosen up your grammar muscles because it’s time to test your knowledge on verb tenses!
Question 1 of 6
The verb tenses can be split into which 3 primary categories?

Meet Grammar Coach

Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing

Meet Grammar Coach

Improve Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of naval

First recorded in 1585–95; from Latin nāvālis, equivalent to nāv(is) “ship” + -ālis-al1

OTHER WORDS FROM naval

na·val·ly, adverbnon·na·val, adjectivepre·na·val, adjectivepro·na·val, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH naval

1. naval , navel2. naval , nautical
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use naval in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for naval

naval
/ (ˈneɪvəl) /

adjective

of, relating to, characteristic of, or having a navy
of or relating to ships; nautical

Word Origin for naval

C16: from Latin nāvālis, from nāvis ship; related to Greek naus, Old Norse nōr ship, Sanskrit nau
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK