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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: navie 'group of ships', from Latin navigia 'ships', from navigare; NAVIGATE

navy

noun
     
na‧vy S3 plural navies
1 [countable] the part of a country's military forces that fights at sea:
the British Navy
in the navy
Is your brother still in the navy?
He joined the navy during the war.
2 [uncountable] a very dark blue colour:
The jacket is available in navy, green, or brown.
navy adjective
 
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