Definition of naval in English:

naval

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Pronunciation: /ˈneɪv(ə)l
 
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adjective

  • Relating to a navy or navies: a naval base a naval officer
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    • I would like to study about the naval history between the Japanese and the Royal Navy.
    • He is also an avid historian and often conducts tours of the historical naval base.
    • The harbour at Suda Bay was the largest in the Mediterranean Sea and an ideal base for naval operations.

Derivatives

navally

adverb
More example sentences
  • At that time Britain led the world economically, technologically and militarily (or at least navally).
  • One member to revolt was Thasos, a rich and navally powerful island which controlled parts of nearby Thrace.
  • At that time, England was navally inferior to Holland.

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin navalis, from navis 'ship'.

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