• WordNet 3.6
    • adj naval connected with or belonging to or used in a navy "naval history","naval commander","naval vessels"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Horizontal Direct-Acting Naval Screw-Engine Horizontal Direct-Acting Naval Screw-Engine

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Dolley Madison is credited with inventing ice cream. Nancy Johnson, the wife of a naval officer, is credited for inventing the ice cream freezer.
    • a Naval Having to do with shipping; of or pertaining to ships or a navy; consisting of ships; as, naval forces, successes, stores, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: It's a common myth that chocolate aggravates acne. Experiments conducted at the University of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Naval Academy found that consumption of chocolate -even frequent daily dietary intake -had no effect on the incidence of acne. Professional dermatologists today do not link acne with diet.
    • naval Of or pertaining to a ship or ships, their construction, equipment, management, or use; specifically, of or pertaining to a navy: as, naval architecture; a naval victory; a naval force; a naval station or hospital; naval stores.
    • naval Possessing a navy: as, a naval power.
    • naval In the United States, an officer of the Treasury Department who, at the larger maritime ports, is associated with the collector of customs. He assists in estimating duties, countersigns all permits, clearances, certificates, etc., issued by the collector, and examines and certifies his accounts. In the American colonies before the Revolution the naval officer was the administrator of the Navigation Act.
    • naval Synonyms Marine, Nautical, etc. See maritime.
    • naval Naval affairs.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The official time ball for the U.S. is on top of the U.S. naval Observatory in Washington, DC As early as 1845, the U.S. Navy dropped a time ball every noon from atop a building on a hill overlooking Washington, DC. People from many miles could set their watches at noon. Ships anchored in the Potomac River could check their chronometers.
    • adj Naval nā′val pertaining to ships: consisting of, or possessing, ships: marine: nautical: belonging to the navy
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. navalis, fr. navis, ship: cf. F. naval,. See Nave of a church
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. navalisnavis, a ship.


In literature:

I suppose the curriculum is as complete at Annapolis as at the Royal Naval College.
"The Wreck of the Titan" by Morgan Robertson
Oceanic canals are designed both for naval strategic purposes and for industrial uses.
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
What could be more criminal than to sneer at the smallness of England's naval preparations?
"William Pitt and the Great War" by John Holland Rose
Cleopatra had entered the port of Alexandria with a pretence of returning in triumph from a naval victory.
"Famous Sea Fights" by John Richard Hale
Cuba will no doubt be at some day our most important naval station and possession.
"Ocean Steam Navigation and the Ocean Post" by Thomas Rainey
In our train were fifty Natal Naval Volunteers under Lieutenants Anderton and Chiazzari.
"With the Naval Brigade in Natal (1899-1900)" by Charles Richard Newdigate Burne
The object of naval education is to make a naval officer.
"From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life" by Captain A. T. Mahan
On horseback in a naval uniform!
"The Flag of Distress" by Mayne Reid
About 11.30 we had land to starboard which a naval man assured me "was Rhodes right enough".
"The Incomparable 29th and the "River Clyde"" by George Davidson
Naval chevrons are worn point down.
"The Armed Forces Officer" by U. S. Department of Defense

In poetry:

'Twas on the shores that round our coast
From Deal to Ramsgate span,
That I found alone on a piece of stone
An elderly naval man.
"The Yarn of the Nancy Bell" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Ye sons of Mars, come list to me,
And I will relate to ye
A great and heroic naval fight,
Which will fill your hearts with delight.
"An All-Night Sea Fight" by William Topaz McGonagall
"If e'er, of ancient energy bereaved,
Britannia, bent by menace or design,
Should stain her naval sceptre, hard-achieved,
And yield one claim, one cherish'd right resign:
"Sheridan" by Thomas Gent
Alas! Britannia now will mourn the loss of her naval commander,
Who was as brave as the great Alexander;
And to his honour be it fearlessly told,
Few men would excel this hero bold.
"The Loss of the 'Victoria'" by William Topaz McGonagall
And on the left was the Mounted Infantry,
Which truly was a magnificent sight to see;
Then the Sussex Regiment was on the right,
And the Heavy Cavalry and Naval Brigade all ready to fight.
"The Battle of Abu Klea" by William Topaz McGonagall
The "Victoria" was the flagship of the Mediterranean Fleet,
And was struck by the "Camperdown" when too close they did meet,
While practising the naval and useful art of war,
How to wheel and discharge their shot at the enemy afar.
"The Loss of the 'Victoria'" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Israeli naval vessels head into port in Ashdod.
Former naval commander to speak at GOP meeting.
Retired Naval Commander donates heirloom to Hayes Museum.
A dream come true for the 43-year-old Naval officer.
BAE To Test Lighter 40mm Naval Gun on Swedish Patrol Boat.
The old Charleston Naval Hospital that once served tens of thousands of military patients is being auctioned by the federal government.
Naval Hospital staff member found dead in Kingston home.
Naval Hospital Bremerton to undergo accreditation survey.
President Reagan and his wife, Nancy, will go to Bethesda Naval Hospital on Friday for their annual cancer recovery checkups, the White House announced today.
The new Naval Hospital being built on Camp Pendleton is 70 percent complete.
The new Naval Hospital is going up just east of Interstate 5 as you drive into San Diego from the north.
Naval Officer Pleads Guilty to Selling Military Secrets.
Canada naval officer pleads guilty to spying.
Retired naval officer tells Morrisville Elementary students about teaching Jesse L Brown to fly.
Former naval officer publishes first novel.

In science:

Naval Observatory, and the University of Washington.
AGN Outflows in Emission and Absorption: The SDSS Perspective
NASA’s SIM will focus on exoplanets, as it should, but may provide extremely accurate parallaxes and proper motions for a modest set of pre-selected stars. I am puzzled by the OBSS mission proposed by the US Naval Observatory.
Concluding Remarks JD13
Space Science Division, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC 20375; Michael.
Possible Magnetic Activity in the Low Mass X-ray Binary EXO 0748-676
Space Science Division, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC 20375; Paul.
Possible Magnetic Activity in the Low Mass X-ray Binary EXO 0748-676
Universit`a degli Studi di “Roma Tre”, Dipartimento di Fisica “Edoardo Amaldi”, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Via della Vasca Navale 84, 00146 Roma, Italy 311 Universit`a dell’Insubria in Como, Dipartimento di Scienze CC.
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