Navy yard
Navy Na"vy; n.; pl. {Navies}. [ OF. navie, fr. L. navis ship. See {Nave} of a church.] 1. 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.'' --1 kings x. 11. [1913 Webster]

2. The whole of the war vessels belonging to a nation or ruler, considered collectively; as, the navy of Italy. [1913 Webster]

3. The officers and men attached to the war vessels of a nation; as, he belongs to the navy. [1913 Webster]

4. same as {navy blue}. [PJC]

{Navy bean}. see {Bean}.

{Navy yard}, a place set apart as a shore station for the use of the navy. It often contains all the mechanical and other appliences for building and equipping war vessels and training their crews. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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