• Northcroft kicking the field goal anticipated by the Navy and feared by the Army
    Northcroft kicking the field goal anticipated by the Navy and feared by the Army
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n navy a dark shade of blue
    • n navy an organization of military vessels belonging to a country and available for sea warfare
    • n Navy the navy of the United States of America; the agency that maintains and trains and equips combat-ready naval forces
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Captain Cook lost 41 of his 98 crew to scurvy (a lack of vitamin C) on his first voyage to the South Pacific in 1768. By 1795 the importance of eating citrus was realized, and lemon juice was issued on all British Navy ships.
    • Navy A fleet of ships; an assemblage of merchantmen, or so many as sail in company. "The navy also of Hiram, that brought gold from Ophir."
    • Navy same as navy blue.
    • Navy The officers and men attached to the war vessels of a nation; as, he belongs to the navy .
    • Navy The whole of the war vessels belonging to a nation or ruler, considered collectively; as, the navy of Italy.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: First Instant Replay was used during Army Navy Football Game at Municipal Stadium Philadelphia on December 7, 1963, invented by Tony Verna (CBS Director.)
    • n navy A ship.
    • n navy A company of ships; a fleet.
    • n navy All the ships belonging to a country, collectively; in a wide sense, the ships, their officers and crew and equipment, and the department of the government charged with their management and control. Specifically
    • n navy The men who man a navy or fleet; the officers and men of the military marine.
    • n navy An obsolete form of navvy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: On average 900 people start the Navy SEALs training program. On average 650 people drop out.
    • n Navy nā′vi a fleet of ships: the whole of the ships-of-war of a nation: the officers and men belonging to the warships of a nation
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  • Sir William Blackstone
    Sir William Blackstone
    “The Royal Navy of England hath ever been its greatest defense and ornament; it is its ancient and natural strength; the floating bulwark of the island.”
  • Winston Churchill
    “The only traditions of the Royal Navy are rum, sodomy and the lash.”
  • Thomas B. Macaulay
    “There were gentlemen and there were seamen in the navy of Charles the Second. But the seamen were not gentlemen; and the gentlemen were not seamen.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. navie, fr. L. navis, ship. See Nave of a church
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. navie—L. navis, a ship.


In literature:

Before the war with Spain, the American navy was so inferior that it was excluded from any table of the principal navies of the world.
"History of the United States, Volume 6 (of 6)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
The officers of the army and navy were to retain their servants, swords, pistols, and baggage unsearched.
"The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 2 of 2" by Edgerton Ryerson
The Athenian navy went to ruin under the catapults of Syracuse whose navy was insignificant.
"A History of Sea Power" by William Oliver Stevens and Allan Westcott
The cause will raise up armies; the cause will create navies.
"America First" by Various
But, for the rest, they took the Navy like the rising and the setting of the sun.
"All Afloat" by William Wood
Firstly, we must remember that Pitt had devoted great attention to the navy and to the fortification of Portsmouth and Plymouth.
"William Pitt and the Great War" by John Holland Rose
Interested in the Navy, Captain Barry was also concerned in affairs on land.
"The Story of Commodore John Barry" by Martin Griffin
Not till 1798 was the navy separated from the War Department.
"From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life" by Captain A. T. Mahan
The safety of the realm depended on the navy, and the navy mutinied.
"The Political History of England - Vol. X." by William Hunt
"The Ranger Boys and the Border Smugglers" by Claude A. Labelle
Up to the outbreak of the war not a ship was added to the navy.
"Sea Power in its Relations to the War of 1812" by Alfred Thayer Mahan
I, as an officer of the Dutch Navy, demand your business here.
"Gold Out of Celebes" by Aylward Edward Dingle
An officer in some navies, whose duties are similar to those of our masters in the royal navy.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
While going up town, I wondered with how much sorrow the Navy is recruited.
"A Poor Man's House" by Stephen Sydney Reynolds
Wainwright of the navy.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
Not far from us were many immense sheds in which were some of the newest types of England's youngest branch of the Navy.
"Some Naval Yarns" by Mordaunt Hall
I am very anxious, if I perfect it, to get it adopted in the navy.
"The Ocean Wireless Boys And The Naval Code" by John Henry Goldfrap, AKA Captain Wilbur Lawton
Joined the navy two years ago.
"The Social Work of the Salvation Army" by Edwin Gifford Lamb
Tastefully clad in a Navy surplus Long John, he started down the corridors.
"Industrial Revolution" by Poul William Anderson
As to defence, a determined attempt was made to induce the colonies to contribute to the support of the British army and navy.
"The Day of Sir Wilfrid Laurier" by Oscar D. Skelton

In poetry:

When navies tall and proud
Attempt to spoil our peace,
He sends his tempests roaring loud,
And sinks them in the seas.
"Psalm 48 part 1" by Isaac Watts
The tears they tell of our brethren wept,—
Their praise is our fathers’ fame;
They sing of the seas our navies swept,—
Of the shrines that lent us flame.
"The Future Of Australia" by Mary Hannay Foott
How gay the Scene when Spring's fair mornings break,
Or Summer-noons illume the grassy mound,
When anchor'd Navies crowd the peopled Lake,
Or deck the distant Ocean's skiey bound.
"Hoyle Lake" by Anna Seward
Far-called our navies melt away —
On dune and headland sinks the fire —
Lo, all our pomp of yesterday
Is one with Nineveh and Tyre!
Judge of the Nations, spare us yet,
Lest we forget — lest we forget!
"Recessional (A Victorian Ode)" by Rudyard Kipling
The arts that bid our navies ride
And thunder o'er the trackless tide,
The arts of dove-winged Peace, are thine.
Spirit of Wisdom and of Power!
Be thou our undecaying tower,
And our adoring hearts thy shrine.
"Hymns and Odes for Charity Occasions IX" by John Pierpont
No! say the sunny heavens, that smile on all alike;
The waves, that upbear navies, yet hold them in their thrall;
No! shouts the dreadful thunder, that teaches us to strike
The proud, for one usurping, what the Godhead meant for all.
"Our Destiny" by Ernest Jones

In news:

Straub served as a radio operator and gunner on "Sleepy Time Gal," a PB4Y-2 Privateer bomber, a version of the Consolidated B-24 bomber modifed for the Navy.
The short trip Sunday was to commemorate the Navy ship's victory over a British warship of a similar size in a fierce battle during the War of 1812.
He was a veteran of the US Navy serving on the USS Nevada and was a Pearl Harbor survivor.
Forget the basic black or navy.
Navy Secretary Ray Mabus announced the plan Monday during an "all hands" call from aboard the USS Bataan at Naval Station Norfolk.
USS Brig Niagara sets sail for home after Navy Week.
The Brig Niagra is among the vessels scheduled to visit Toledo during Navy week.
James Gennari is a Navy trauma nurse from Indiana.
A suburban man is honored as a hero by the US Navy.
As many have been quick to point out, Notre Dame's 50-10 season-opening win over Navy was not all gravy as the score might suggest.
Lockheed Martin Space Systems To Assist US Navy On Cape Canaveral , Florida, Strategic Weapons System Facility.
The blonde babe rocked a tweed and sheer paneled, navy blue mini, which was impeccably embroidered in classic Chanel style.
China's maritime power and aggressive posture is rising while the size of the US Navy continues to shrink.
I'm a little hazy on the particulars, but as I understand things from the Democratic convention, a team of Navy SEALs landed in Detroit to save General Motors, and then autoworkers ran over Osama bin Laden with a Chevy Volt.
Navy SEAL Petty Officer 1st Class Nicolas D Checque is shown in this undated family photo provided by the US Navy.

In science:

Eubanks, T. M., Martin, J. O., Archinal, B. A, Josties, F. J., Klioner, S. A., Shapiro, S., and Shapiro, I. I., “Advances in solar system tests of gravity”, (August, 1999), [Online Preprint]: cited on November 26 2002,
Testing General Relativity with Pulsar Timing
Most advanced is AUTEC, a pro ject using a very large hydrophone array of the US Navy, close to the Bahamas [108] .
Astrophysical Neutrino Telescopes
The first written account of astronomical observations south of the Antarctic Circle dates back to 1772 (Bayly & Cook 1782), when the appointed astronomer and navy officer William Bayly made astrometric measurements aboard the ships “Discovery” and “Resolution”.
The History of Astrophysics in Antarctica
ATA has some help from the US National Science Foundation (through RAL) and, oddly enough, the United States Navy.
Astrophysics in 2006
Various (dubious? true?) other names given by texts and internet authorities include Barrel Nut Connector, Bayonet Navy Connector, Baby N Connector, British Naval Connector, etc.
Single barium ion spectroscopy: light shifts, hyperfine structure, and progress on an optical frequency standard and atomic parity violation
Navy Personnel Research and Development Center.
Modern Sequential Analysis and its Applications to Computerized Adaptive Testing
Kincaid, J.P., Derivation of New Readability Formulas (Automated Readability Index, Fog Count, and Flesch Reading Ease formula) for Navy Enlisted Personnel, ser.
User Taglines: Alternative Presentations of Expertise and Interest in Social Media
Navy [271]) and no nonmetrizable normal Moore space can have a σ-disjoint base or even be screenable.
Problems from Topology Proceedings
Navy [271] gave an example of a normal para-Lindel¨of nonparacompact space.
Problems from Topology Proceedings
In her thesis, Navy asked some interesting questions dealing with regular nonparacompact para-Lindel¨of spaces. 1.
Problems from Topology Proceedings
Fleissner modified Navy’s MA + ¬CH example of a paraLindel¨of nonmetrizable normal Moore space to obtain a nonmetrizable normal Moore space under CH, thus solving the normal Moore space conjecture.
Problems from Topology Proceedings
To compare techniques, recall that Navy’s space was designed to be normal and σ-para-Lindel¨of; para-Lindel¨of but not directly so.
Problems from Topology Proceedings
Navy’s constructions are intrinsically countably paracompact.
Problems from Topology Proceedings
The web-based interface to the RRFID is available at
Current Results from the RRFID Kinematic Survey: Apparent Speeds from the First Five Years of Data
Last but not least, the mission will not be affected by radio frequency interference (RFI) with near-Earth artificial signals, the military interest in ELF communications being well known (e.g., Russian and US Navy submarine communications; HAARP use as space weapon).
T.I.P.O. (Tesla Interferometric Planetary Observer)