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navy British & World English

The branch of the armed services of a state which conducts military operations at sea

navy English Thesaurus

a 600-ship navy

the navy in navy British & World English

The branch of the armed services of a state which conducts military operations at sea

army-navy British & World English

Denoting the type of shop which specializes in military surplus equipment, or the goods sold there

navy bean British & World English

North American term for haricot.

Navy List British & World English

(In the UK) an official list of the commissioned officers in the Royal Navy and the Royal Marines

navy yard British & World English

(In the US) a shipyard for the construction, repair, and equipping of naval vessels

navy blue New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(two words, hyphen when attributive)

Navy Cross British & World English

A decoration bestowed by the US Navy upon individuals who have shown exceptional heroism, especially in enemy combat

Royal Navy British & World English

The British navy. It was the most powerful navy in the world from the 17th century until the Second World War

merchant navy British & World English

A country’s commercial shipping, as opposed to that involved in military activity

Navy Department British & World English

(In the US) the government department in charge of the navy