Etymology
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naval (adj.)

"of or pertaining to a ship or ships," specifically "pertaining to a navy," early 15c., from Old French naval (14c.) and directly from Latin navalis "pertaining to a ship or ships," from navis "ship," from PIE root *nau- "boat." An Old English word for "naval" was scipherelic.

updated on April 18, 2019

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Definitions of naval from WordNet

naval (adj.)
connected with or belonging to or used in a navy;
naval history
naval commander
naval vessels
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