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na·val

naval

 
 
pronunciation:
neI vl
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having to do with a navy or its ships.
The naval officers stood on the deck of the patrol boat.
similar words:
marine, maritime
definition 2: having a navy.
For hundreds of years, England was a great naval power.
derivation: navally (adv.)
Homophone Note
Are you looking for the word navel (a scar on the abdomen)? Naval and navel sound alike but have different meanings.
Word Parts  About this feature
The word naval contains the following part:
nav Latin root that means ship
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synonyms:
naut