1. [syn: navy yard, naval shipyard]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Navy \Na"vy\; n.; pl. Navies. [ OF. navie, fr. L. navis ship.
See Nave of a church.]
1. 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.
2. The whole of the war vessels belonging to a nation or
ruler, considered collectively; as, the navy of Italy.
3. The officers and men attached to the war vessels of a
nation; as, he belongs to the navy.
4. same as navy blue.
Navy bean. see Bean.
Navy yard, 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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a military shipyard [syn: navy yard, naval shipyard]