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navy

noun uk   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
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navy noun (COLOUR)

B1 [U] (also navy blue) dark blue

navy

adjective uk   us   /ˈneɪ.vi/ (also navy blue)
dark blue: He was wearing a navy sweater.
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