adjectiveEtymology: Middle English, from Latin navalis, from navis ship Date: 15th century 1.obsolete of or relating to ships or shipping 2.a. of or relating to a navy b. consisting of or involving warships
adj. 1 of, in, for, etc. the navy or a navy. 2 of or concerning ships (a naval battle). Phrases and idioms: naval academy a college for training naval officers. naval architect a designer of ships. naval architecture the designing of ships. naval officer an officer in a navy. naval stores all materials used in shipping. Derivatives: navally adv. Etymology: L navalis f. navis ship
Naval Na"val, a. [L. navalis, fr. navis ship: cf. F. naval. See Nave of a church.] Having to do with shipping; of or pertaining to ships or a navy; consisting of ships; as, naval forces, successes, stores, etc.
Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.Naval means belonging to, relating to, or involving a country's navy. He was the senior serving naval officer....the US naval base at Guantanamo Bay.ADJ: ADJ n