Webster 1913 Edition
navie, fr. L.
Naveof a church.]
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.
The whole of the war vessels belonging to a nation or ruler, considered collectively;
The officers and men attached to the war vessels of a nation;
as, he belongs to the.
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.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.A fleet of ships; an assemblage of merchantmen, or so many as sail in company.
The navy of Hiram brought gold from Ophir. 1 Kings 10.
2.The whole of the ships of war belonging to a nation or king. The navy of Great Britain is the defense of the kingdom and its commerce. This is the usual acceptation of the word.