noun, plural na·vies.
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Origin of navy
OTHER WORDS FROM navypro·na·vy, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for navy
His most recent book, War on the Waters: The Union & Confederate Navies, 1861–1865, his 20th, appeared last year.25 Years of ‘Battle Cry of Freedom’: An Interview With James M. McPherson|Marc Wortman|June 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
When two navies came together, it was a collision, followed by boarding and a desperate, bloody fight at close quarters.
We are not dealing with nation states competing with each other in a fairly orderly way with armies, navies and air forces.
The two kingdoms would be one; the two navies would be one; and all other states would be reduced to vassalage.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
The tremendous armies and monstrous navies have become far more a provocation and danger than a defense.
Many of our greatest American statesmen and scholars have combatted peace measures and advocated stronger armies and navies.
It maintains armies and navies for his defence and security, and no other government is allowed to maintain them.Select Speeches of Daniel Webster|Daniel Webster
Nor had more solid evidence been lacking of the genuine alliance of which both navies were conscious.The Heroic Record of the British Navy|Archibald Hurd