noun, plural na·vies.
- navratilova, martina,
- navstar global positioning system,
- navy bean,
- navy blue,
- navy cross,
- navy cut,
- navy gray
Origin of navy
Examples from the Web for navy
He was a great lover of the navy, and he liked me because of it.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The Navy and Marine Corps versions of the F-35 have differing configurations and rely on an external gun pod.New U.S. Stealth Jet Can’t Fire Its Gun Until 2019|Dave Majumdar|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Within hours, the Indonesian navy said dozens of bodies were being seen.
The Italian navy tweeted regular updates of the saved-to-stranded passenger ratio.‘We’re Going to Die’: Survivors Recount Greek Ferry Fire Horror|Barbie Latza Nadeau|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He said the brokers promise that the Italian navy will pick them up, which he says has actually driven the prices down.Inside the Smuggling Networks Flooding Europe with Refugees|Barbie Latza Nadeau|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Determination and efficiency are not unknown in His Majesty's Navy.The Blocking of Zeebrugge|Alfred F. B. Carpenter
Two armed vessels were ordered for the protection of Rhode Island waters; and this was the beginning of the American navy.Revolutionary Reader|Sophie Lee Foster
In their Navy, on the other hand, they often get the cat itself.
When one of these clubs was taken in at the Army and Navy, that establishment also suffered.The Chronicles of Newgate, v. 2/2|Arthur Griffiths
These grievances were shared in by all the seamen in the navy and were very real.A History of England, Period III.|Rev. J. Franck Bright
noun plural -vies
Word Origin for navy
early 14c., "fleet of ships, especially for purposes of war," from Old French navie "fleet, ship," from Latin navigia, plural of navigium "vessel, boat," from navis "ship" (see naval). Meaning "a nation's collective, organized sea power" is from 1530s. The Old English words were sciphere (usually of Viking invaders) and scipfierd (usually of the home defenses). Navy blue was the color of the British naval uniform. Navy bean attested from 1856, so called because they were grown to be used by the Navy.