naval

[ney-vuhl]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to warships: a naval battle; naval strength.
2.
of or pertaining to ships of all kinds: naval architecture; naval engineer.
3.
belonging to, pertaining to, or connected with a navy: naval affairs.
4.
possessing a navy: the great naval powers.

Origin:
1585–95; < Latin nāvālis, equivalent to nāv(is) ship + -ālis -al1

navally, adverb
nonnaval, adjective
prenaval, adjective
pronaval, adjective

1. knave, naval, nave (see synonym study at knave) ; 2. naval, navel ; 3. naval, nautical.
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naval (ˈneɪvəl)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, characteristic of, or having a navy
2.  of or relating to ships; nautical
 
[C16: from Latin nāvālis, from nāvis ship; related to Greek naus, Old Norse nōr ship, Sanskrit nau]

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naval
c.1600, from L. navalis "pertaining to a ship or ships," from navis "ship," from PIE *nau- "boat" (cf. Skt. nauh, acc. navam "ship, boat;" Arm. nav "ship;" Gk. naus "ship," nautes "sailor;" O.Ir. nau "ship;" Welsh noe "a flat vessel;" O.N. nor "ship").
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Example sentences
Naval intervention disrupts around a fifth of the attacks.
The motor was identified as a naval flare rocket motor.
Its naval shipyards have suffered cost over-runs and delays.
In several cases, groups of whales and dolphins have run ashore and died in the
  vicinity of naval maneuvers involving sonar.
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