Meaning of NAVAL in English


I. ˈnāvəl adjective

Etymology: Latin navalis, from navis ship + -alis -al — more at nave

1. obsolete : of or relating to ships or shipping


a. : of, relating or belonging to, connected with, or used in a navy

naval vessels

U.S. naval history

naval personnel

a naval academy

naval supplies

b. : engaged in by ships of war

a naval battle

a naval bombardment

c. : consisting of or based on a navy

a naval force

naval power


or naval orange

variant of navel orange

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.