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navy

[ ney-vee ]
/ ˈneɪ vi /
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noun, plural na·vies.
adjective
belonging or connected to a navy; naval: navy vessels in the harbor;a navy officer with combat experience aboard a submarine.
of the color navy blue: Either tie will look great with your navy suit.
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Origin of navy

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English navie, from Middle French, from unattested Vulgar Latin navia, equivalent to Latin nāv(is) “ship” + -ia noun suffix (see -y3)

OTHER WORDS FROM navy

pro·na·vy, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for navy

navy
/ (ˈneɪvɪ) /

noun plural -vies
the warships and auxiliary vessels of a nation or ruler
the navy (often capital) the branch of a country's armed services comprising such ships, their crews, and all their supporting services and equipment
short for navy blue
archaic, or literary a fleet of ships
(as modifier)a navy custom

Word Origin for navy

C14: via Old French from Vulgar Latin nāvia (unattested) ship, from Latin nāvis ship
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