Meaning of “navy” in the English Dictionary

"navy" in British English

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navynoun

uk /ˈneɪ.vi/ us /ˈneɪ.vi/

navy noun (SEA FORCE)

B2 [ S, + sing/pl verb ] the part of a country's armed forces that is trained to operate at sea:

My brother is an officer in the Navy.
Gabriel joined the navy in 1997.
a navy ship/vessel

More examples

  • They both enlisted in the navy a year before the war broke out.
  • My grandfather used to reminisce about his years in the navy.
  • The navy plans to move its Tridents.
  • The U.S. Navy entered combat in South Vietnam in 1964.
  • The navy's largest ship was destroyed in the attack.

navyadjective

uk /ˈneɪ.vi/ us /ˈneɪ.vi/ also navy blue

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

"navy" in American English

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navynoun [ C ]

us /ˈneɪ·vi/

the part of a country’s armed forces that is trained to operate at sea

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