- A fleet of ships; an assemblage of merchantmen, or so many as sail in company."The navyalso of Hiram, that brought gold from Ophir." [1 kings x. 11.]
- The whole of the war vessels belonging to a nation or ruler, considered collectively; as, the navy of Italy.
- The officers and men attached to the war vessels of a nation; as, he belongs to the navy .
- same as navy blue.
Etymology: OF. navie, fr. L. navis ship. See Nave of a church