Pronunciation: (nā'vē), [key]
pl. -vies.

1. the whole body of warships and auxiliaries belonging to a country or ruler.
2. (often cap.) the complete body of such warships together with their officers and enlisted personnel, equipment, yards, etc., constituting the sea power of a nation.
3. (often cap.) the department of government charged with its management.
4. See navy blue.
5. Archaic.a fleet of ships.

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