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Usage English (American)
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Meaning & History
Vocabulary name meaning "a fleet of military watercraft". Although navies have been used since ancient Greek and Roman times, navy is quite a modern word in English. Dating to around the 17th century, it is from the Old French meaning “fleet of ships” – ultimately from the ancient Greek for “ship”.Also a colour name, since navy blue or navy is the very dark blue traditionally associated with naval uniforms.