[ney-vuh l] /ˈneɪ vəl/
of or relating to warships:
a naval battle; naval strength.
of or relating to ships of all kinds:
naval architecture; naval engineer.
belonging to, pertaining to, or connected with a :
possessing a :
the great naval powers.
of, relating to, characteristic of, or having a navy
of or relating to ships; nautical
early 15c., from Old French naval (14c.) and directly from Latin navalis “pertaining to a ship or ships,” from navis “ship,” from PIE *nau- “boat” (cf. Sanskrit nauh, accusative navam “ship, boat;” Armenian nav “ship;” Greek naus “ship,” nautes “sailor;” Old Irish nau “ship;” Welsh noe “a flat vessel;” Old Norse nor “ship”). An Old English word for “naval” was scipherelic.
noun 1. the science of designing ships and other waterborne craft. noun 1. the designing of ships
noun 1. a collegiate institution for training naval officers.
noun 1. an alloy of about 60 percent copper and 40 percent zinc, with traces of lead, tin, arsenic, and iron, used in marine and steam-generating equipment.
noun 1. 2 (def 5).
noun 1. an astronomical observatory located in Washington, D.C., operated by the U.S. government, and responsible for the U.S. time service.