Syn. Nautical; marine; maritime. 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
(Na"vals) n. pl. Naval affairs. [Obs.]
(Na"varch) n. [L. navarchus, Gr. nay`archo`s; nay^s ship + 'archo`s chief.] (Gr. Antiq.) The
commander of a fleet. Mitford.
(Na"varch*y) n. [Gr. nayarchi`a.] Nautical skill or experience. [Obs.] Sir W. Petty.
(Na`var*rese") a. Of or pertaining to Navarre. n. sing. & pl. A native or inhabitant of
Navarre; the people of Navarre.
(Nave) n. [AS. nafu; akin to D. naaf, G. nabe, OHG. naba, Icel. nöf, Dan. nav, Sw. naf, Skr.
nabhi nave and navel: cf. L. umbo boss of a shield. &radic260. Cf. Navel.]
1. The block in the center of a wheel, from which the spokes radiate, and through which the axle passes;
called also hub or hob.
2. The navel. [Obs.] hak.
(Nave), n. [F. nef, fr. L. navis ship, to which the church was often likened; akin to Gr. nay`archo`s,
Skr. naus, and perh. to AS. naca boat, G. nachen, Icel. nökkvi; cf. L. nare to swim, float. Cf. Nausea,
Nautical, Naval.] (Arch.) The middle or body of a church, extending from the transepts to the principal
entrances, or, if there are no transepts, from the choir to the principal entrance, but not including the
(Na"vel) n. [AS. nafela, fr. nafu nave; akin to D. navel, G. nabel, OHG. nabolo, Icel. nafli,
Dan. navle, Sw. nafle, L. umbilicus, Gr. 'omfalo`s, Skr. nabhila. &radic260. See Nave hub, and cf.
Omphalic, Nombril, Umbilical.]
1. (Anat.) A mark or depression in the middle of the abdomen; the umbilicus. See Umbilicus.
2. The central part or point of anything; the middle.
Within the navel of this hideous wood,Milton.
Immured in cypress shades, a sorcerer dwells.
3. (Gun.) An eye on the under side of a carronade for securing it to a carriage.
Navel gall, a bruise on the top of the chine of the back of a horse, behind the saddle. Johnson.
Navel point. (Her.) Same as Nombril.