, a body of seamen or marines organized for military service on land.Naval officer. (a) An officer in the navy. (b) 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. — 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.

(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 aisles.

(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,
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.

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