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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
naval
adjective
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a military/naval power (=with a very strong army or navy)
▪ Russia had become a naval power equal to Spain.
aerial/artillery/naval bombardment (=attack from the air, land, or sea)
an army/naval/military etc officer
naval warfare
▪ The age of modern naval warfare was at hand.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ NOUN
air
▪ Then I went to work at the Alameda naval air base, as a machinist's helper.
architect
▪ At Bremen; he wanted to be a naval architect in those days.
▪ After making a three-month voyage to the East Indies in 1738, naval architect William Hutchinson could write from experience.
aviator
▪ More than 80 women were harassed at the Las Vegas convention of naval aviators, an annual anything-goes party.
▪ Several naval aviators have been mentioned for the post, including Adm.
▪ Another naval aviator seen as a contender is Adm.
▪ A prime example is Duval, a north Florida county that hosts thousands of naval aviators.
▪ Jay Johnson, a naval aviator, that all negative findings by evaluation boards must be reviewed at the Pentagon.
base
▪ For obvious reasons sites for naval bases were not chosen for their land communications.
▪ The harbor of the naval base seethed with tremendous activity.
▪ It was picked up on a £300 scanner near Andrew's naval base at Portland, Dorset.
▪ Veronica Froman, who oversees all the naval installations in the two states, including the five naval bases in San Diego.
▪ Others attempted to storm a naval base, but were turned back by police.
▪ He got a permit from the city Planning Department and leased 30 acres at Alameda Point, the former naval base.
▪ Peter the Great decreed it should be a naval base.
▪ One of those friends was Fred Cooper, a quiet, polite sailor stationed at the naval base at Oxnard.
battle
▪ Save for a few naval battles, the war had never reached the Old World.
▪ The two-day affair at Hampton Roads attracted worldwide attention and was destined for inclusion among the great naval battles history.
▪ For example, why were no naval battles included?
▪ The recreations of naval battles are unsentimental, thrilling and scrupulous in their reality.
blockade
▪ After demanding the weapons be removed, President John F.. Kennedy ordered a naval blockade of the island.
bombardment
▪ Scarborough had even suffered a naval bombardment!
captain
▪ She is pursued by Mr Lillyvick, whom she marries, but soon deserts him for a retired naval captain.
career
▪ Three of the sons followed military or naval careers, two attaining the rank of admiral.
commander
▪ Finally the naval commander realized that the Shah was not going to approve his plan.
force
▪ The multinational naval force policing sea trade to Aqaba would then be dismantled.
▪ And still there was not a scrap of information about enemy naval forces.
forces
▪ And still there was not a scrap of information about enemy naval forces.
gun
▪ Refugees streamed into nearby provinces with their belongings in baskets and on bicycles, and the naval guns shelled them as well.
▪ It might have been naval guns, or mines, or bombs, or even thunder.
▪ The best naval guns can fire a shell at about one kilometer per 148 second.
▪ The load was covered in tarpaulins, but was recognizable as a gigantic naval gun.
▪ Behind each of the two was a two-inch naval gun, and a pair of Schwarlose model 07 machine guns.
▪ At first I thought it was the naval guns out in the Channel.
officer
▪ I arrived perplexed, cold and totally ill-prepared as a young naval officer at Wilhelmshaven that winter.
▪ The President ordered his carriage and went to the Navy Yard to see what might be the views of the naval officers.
▪ Tell that to Huseyin Ertan, a retired naval officer who is the Bosporus's chief traffic cop.
▪ It is the hope and dream of every naval officer some day to fly his own flag.
▪ Those reported to have been arrested included a naval officer and Daniel Narcisse.
▪ Kistiakowsky worked well with Deke Parsons, the naval officer in charge of the Ordnance Division.
▪ I can not think of any United States naval officer whom I would sooner have in his place in those near-impossible circumstances.
▪ The ideal naval officer was a man.
operation
▪ Jeremy Boorda, who was chief of naval operations.
▪ Frank B.. Kelso, then chief of naval operations and the ranking officer at the infamous Tailhook convention.
▪ But some sources said it would be hard for him to turn down the job of chief of naval operations.
▪ Prueher, 53, is vice chief of naval operations, the second highest post in the Navy.
▪ Jay L.. Johnson as the new chief of naval operations, succeeding Adm.
power
▪ Many of these boats had been supplied to foreign naval powers and had been proved able and fast in all sea conditions.
ship
▪ Some oil rigs, as well as supertankers and naval ships, are constructed and much ship-repair work is done.
▪ There the shipyards made mainly naval ships and submarines.
▪ A naval ship was also anchored off the hotel's beach.
▪ In support of the build-up of beachheads, naval ships, directed by observers ashore with assault forces, fired on shore targets.
▪ Syncronys' board will vote Feb. 29 on selling the naval ship computer design program maker for $ 440, 000.
support
▪ The manoeuvres would involve several hundred soldiers, plus helicopters and naval support ships.
▪ This question is complicated by the reluctance of host countries to acknowledge Soviet military and naval support arrangements of any kind.
uniform
▪ Her husband's naval uniform hung neatly in his mock-mahogany wardrobe, retained with pride.
▪ The prince was resplendent in his white naval uniform with braid on the visor of his cap.
▪ He purchased a ceremonial naval uniform, complete with sword belt, sword, and Colt. 45 pistol.
vessel
▪ Passing an oil rig and numerous naval vessels, we moored alongside a jetty on the estuary leading up to the town.
▪ However, Burns was successfully transferred to a federal revenue cutter and returned to Virginia under the escort of several naval vessels.
▪ Reductions would affect especially artillery and anti-tank weapons, while procurement of naval vessels would be slowed.
▪ The deadlock was broken by the New Zealand government which offered the use of two of its naval vessels.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ a naval battle
▪ a huge Chinese naval base
▪ His orders were to protect the port from naval attack.
▪ Stedman spent nine months recovering in a naval hospital.
▪ Van Huygens began his naval career as a fighter pilot.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ But some sources said it would be hard for him to turn down the job of chief of naval operations.
▪ Eric Hodges, a Miramar spokesman and naval flight officer.
▪ I arrived perplexed, cold and totally ill-prepared as a young naval officer at Wilhelmshaven that winter.
▪ More than 80 women were harassed at the Las Vegas convention of naval aviators, an annual anything-goes party.
▪ Others attempted to storm a naval base, but were turned back by police.
▪ Parliament drew Nehemiah into naval service in 1650 and John soon followed.
▪ The age of modern naval warfare was at hand.
▪ What I take exception to is the manner in which we are presently carrying out our naval preparations.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Naval

Naval \Na"val\ (n[=a]"val), a. [L. navalis, fr. navis ship: cf. F. naval. See Nave of a church.] Having to do with shipping; of or pertaining to ships or a navy; consisting of ships; as, naval forces, successes, stores, etc. Naval brigade, a body of seamen or marines organized for military service on land. Naval officer.

  1. An officer in the navy.

  2. A high officer in some United States customhouses.

    Naval tactics, the science of managing or maneuvering vessels sailing in squadrons or fleets.

    Syn: Nautical; marine; maritime.

    Usage: Naval, Nautical. Naval is applied to vessels, or a navy, or the things which pertain to them or in which they participate; nautical, to seamen and the art of navigation. Hence we speak of a naval, as opposed to a military, engagement; naval equipments or stores, a naval triumph, a naval officer, etc., and of nautical pursuits or instruction, nautical calculations, a nautical almanac, etc.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
naval

early 15c., from Old French naval (14c.) and directly from Latin navalis "pertaining to a ship or ships," from navis "ship," from PIE *nau- (2) "boat" (cognates: Sanskrit nauh, accusative navam "ship, boat;" Armenian nav "ship;" Greek naus "ship," nautes "sailor;" Old Irish nau "ship;" Welsh noe "a flat vessel;" Old Norse nor "ship"). An Old English word for "naval" was scipherelic.

Wiktionary
naval

a. (context nautical English) Of or relating to a navy.

WordNet
naval

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

Gazetteer
Wikipedia
Naval (disambiguation)

Naval can refer to:

  • Relating to a navy (a military branch that primarily uses ships and/or boats)
  • Naval, Biliran, a municipality in the Philippines
  • Naval, Huesca, a municipality in Spain
  • Deepti Naval (born 1957), Indian actress
  • Naval de Talcahuano, a defunct Chilean football team that was based in the city of Talcahuano
  • Naval 1º de Maio, a sports club in Figueira da Foz, Portugal

Usage examples of "naval".

With the acquisition of a superfluous waste of fertile soil, the conquerors obtained the command of a naval force, sufficient to transport their armies to the coast of Asia.

Finally, after having remarked that times of tranquillity were the proper seasons for lessening the national debt, and strengthening the kingdom against future events, he recommended to the commons the improvement of the public revenue, the maintenance of a considerable naval force, the advancement of commerce, and the cultivation of the arts of peace.

Heinlein was not unknown to me when he appeared in the offices of the Aeronautical Materials Laboratory of the Naval Aircraft Factory in Philadelphia in early 1942.

What time is that naval lieutenant coming to look over the Prescott aeroplane, Peggy?

Roy under a cloud of suspicion, it would have worked to his discredit with the naval authorities, and might have resulted in our aeroplane being denied a place in the trials.

In his imagination he saw the Prescott aeroplane eliminated as a naval possibility, and the field clear for the selection of the Mortlake machine.

January nineteenth, 1991, during the Persian Gulf War, I believe an Iraqi aircraft penetrated our defenses and sprayed aflatoxin over Seabees and the Twenty-fourth Naval Mobile Construction Battalion near the port of Al Jubayl in Saudi Arabia.

Lieutenant Alameda, in submarine coveralls under a Naval Academy sweatshirt, sat at the desk near the beds.

I will need the services of that fine naval frigate anchored in the bay, and three companies of your musketeers with Colonel Schreuder here to command them.

Naval Division on their right drove the Germans out of their first two lines on the northern bank of the Ancre towards Beaucourt.

Not only was the ship clearly visible to the forces at El Arish, it had been positively identified by Israeli naval headquarters.

Department of Justice arising out of strikes, subversive activities in connection with labor disputes, or labor disturbances of any kind in industrial establishments which have naval contracts, either as prime contractors or subcontractors.

Her husband, captain of a galley, had come to Corfu with her the year before, and madam had greatly astonished all the naval officers.

Were the British forces so far tied up in naval defence that Britain could not afford to reinforce her Eastern possessions if Japan attacked them?

The duty of affording fighter protection to the naval forces holding Malta should have priority over the use of the aerodromes by bombers engaged in attacking Tripoli.