• WordNet 3.6
    • n nave the central area of a church
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • nave The block in the center of a wheel, from which the spokes radiate, and through which the axle passes; -- called also hub or hob.
    • n Nave (Arch) The middle or body of a church, extending from the transepts to the principal entrances, or, if there are no transepts, from the choir to the principal entrance, but not including the aisles.
    • nave The navel.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n nave The central part of a wheel, in which the spokes are inserted; the hub. See cuts under felly and hub.
    • n nave The navel.
    • n nave The main body, or middle part, lengthwise, of a church, extending typically from the chief entrance to the choir or chancel. In all but very small churches it is usual for the nave to be flanked by one or more aisles on each side, the aisles being, unless exceptionally, or typically in some local architectural styles, much lower and narrower than the nave. See aisle, and diagrams under cathedral, basilica, and bema.
    • nave To form as a nave; cause to resemble a nave in function or in effect.
    • nave A Middle English contraction of ne have, have not.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Nave nāv the middle or main body of a church, distinct from the aisles or wings
    • n Nave nāv the hub or piece of wood, &c., in the centre of a wheel, through which the axle passes
    • v.t Nave to form as a nave
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. nef, fr. L. navis, ship, to which the church was often likened; akin to Gr. nay`archo`s, Skr. nāus, and perh. to AS. naca, boat, G. nachen, Icel. nökkvi,; cf. L. nare, to swim, float. Cf. Nausea Nautical Naval


In literature:

The old nave had been 83 feet wide, the transepts were 95, and the new nave 103.
"The Cathedral Church of York" by A. Clutton-Brock
It had a nave with aisle and chancel.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Saint Albans" by Thomas Perkins
The nave roof is higher than the choir roof.
"Bell's Cathedrals: Wimborne Minster and Christchurch Priory" by Thomas Perkins
The length of the building will be 332 feet; breadth of the nave and choir, 132 feet; breadth at the transepts, 174 feet.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
The nave is modern (by Street, 1877), imitating the choir of the 14th century, with its curious skeleton-vaulting in the aisles.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
There are the remains of a Norman nave whose roof is lower than the choir roof.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Carlisle" by C. King Eley
The axis of the chancel deviates from that of the nave.
"The Hawarden Visitors' Hand-Book Revised Edition, 1890" by William Henry Gladstone
The western towers as far as the height of the roof of the nave are also the work of Flambard.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Durham" by J. E. Bygate
His troops marched right up the nave in full war equipment, some even being mounted.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Winchester" by Philip Walsingham Sergeant
The restoration of the nave and choir has been most carefully done, at immense expense.
"Young Americans Abroad" by Various

In poetry:

To break his strength, yet always to be brave;
To preach, and act, the Crucified ...
Sweep by, O Prince and Prelate, up the nave,
And fill it with your pride!
"Three Men Of Truro" by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch
"Or sei sdruscita; le sarchie di seta
"Son rotte; il fianco tuo puzza di creta
"Guasto dal tarlo e fracido!...
"Povera nave, ti rintana in porto
"Ahime`!... Pria di perire di sconforto
"Languirai di memorie!
"Anacreonte" by Ferdinando Fontana
--The peace of God,--
He sleeps: unconscious hero! Lowly grave
By village-footsteps daily trod
Unconscious: or while silence holds the nave,
And the bold robin comes, when day is dim,
And pipes his heedless hymn.
"At Hursley In Marden" by Francis Turner Palgrave
I grew so rich that I was sent
By a pocket borough into Parliament.
I always voted at my party's call,
And I never thought of thinking for myself at all.
I thought so little, they rewarded me
By making me the Ruler of the Queen's Navee!
"HMS Pinafore: Act I" by William Schwenck Gilbert
I grew so rich that I was sent
By a pocket borough into Parliament;
I always voted at my Party's call,
And I never thought of thinking for myself at all.
I thought so little, they rewarded me,
By making me the Ruler of the Queen's Navee!
"The First Lord's Song" by William Schwenck Gilbert
'My fathers' globe knocks on its nave and sings.'
'This that we tread was, too, your father's land.'
'But this we tread bears the angelic gangs
Sweet are their fathered faces in their wings.'
'These are but dreaming men. Breathe, and they fade.'
"I Fellowed Sleep" by Dylan Thomas

In news:

Rana Naved by robbinsmith.
In response to Rana Naved.
A s the early twentieth century "naïve" or "modern primitive" painter Séraphine de Senlis in Martin Provost's sublime drama Séraphine , Yolande Moreau is magically transparent yet utterly mysterious.
Moraito, "Música en el Aire," Morao y Oro (Auvidis, 1992) Manuel Agujetas, "Solea," Agujetas, Cantaor (Naïve, 1999).
However, women who have just become single often are naïve about dating, and it can cost them money and embarrassment.
Provided photo John Nave (left), killed last year by a drunken driver, with his son, Marty Nave.
Naïve to believe expanded State Boulevard won't attract trucks.
Erik Noriega, 29, Jose Escobar, 20, Erik Naves, 23 and Juan Galvez, 19.
Suzanne Desrochers is a York University-trained historian and she creates a character in Brides of New France in Laure that fascinates because she's both naïve and unconventional.
Under the direction of Scott Nave, Danbury High School Band and Choir Director, they have put together a show including songs from Broadway beautifully choreographed by the students.
But, right here, right now, I have to say I was pretty naïve to think my life would be different than everyone else's.
Paterno naïve or not credible .
Associate Director of News and Public Affairs Hassan Naveed went to the apartment complex to interview tenants on their reaction to the eviction notices.
FILE ** Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed) more.
Naïve to believe expanded State Boulevard won't attract trucks.

In science:

An example of such approximation type represents Bohr atomic theory, i.e. nave quantum theory in respect to quantum mechanics as the exact theory.
Dark Spring - a Simple Interpretation of the Susskind- Horowitz-Polchinsky Correspondence between Schwarzschild Black Hole and Strings
The first is Simple or Naïve Bayesian, which works under the assumption that different sources of context are conditionally independent.
Practical Context Awareness: Measuring and Utilizing the Context Dependency of Mobile Usage
Nave, Tensor Renormalization Group Approach to Two-Dimensional Classical Lattice Models, Phys.
Quantum Entanglement on Cosmological Scale
Class Classification The Naïve Bayes classifier was used to perform the 10-Class task. Table 1 shows its performance with various features.
Multi-document Biography Summarization
Performance of 10-Class sentence classification, using Naïve Bayes Classifier.
Multi-document Biography Summarization