Meaning of “naval” in the English Dictionary

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"naval" in British English

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navaladjective

uk /ˈneɪ.vəl/ us /ˈneɪ.vəl/

C2 belonging to a country's navy, or relating to military ships:

a naval officer
naval forces
a naval museum/battle

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  • Many diplomats attended a naval review to mark the anniversary of the end of the war.
  • Allegations of sexual harassment have led to disciplinary proceedings being taken against three naval officers.
  • The town has a long history as a naval port.
  • The diving school is housed in an old naval base.
  • The smugglers were picked up by a naval vessel.

(Definition of “naval” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"naval" in American English

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navaladjective [ not gradable ]

us /ˈneɪ·vəl/

belonging to a country’s navy, or relating to military ships:

A major naval battle was fought near here.

(Definition of “naval” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)