Aërial navigation, the act or art of sailing or floating in the air, as by means of ballons; aëronautic.
Inland navigation, Internal navigation, navigation on rivers, inland lakes, etc.
(Nav"i*ga`tor) n. One who navigates or sails; esp., one who direct the course of a ship, or
one who is skillful in the art of navigation; also, a book which teaches the art of navigation; as, Bowditch's
(Na*vig"er*ous) a. [L. naviger; navis ship + gerere to bear.] Bearing ships; capable of
floating vessels. [R.] Blount.
(Nav"vy) n.; pl. Navies [Abbreviated fr. navigator.] Originally, a laborer on canals for internal
navigation; hence, a laborer on other public works, as in building railroads, embankments, etc. [Eng.]
(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
3. The officers and men attached to the war vessels of a nation; as, he belongs to the navy.
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.
(||Na*wab") n. [See Nabob.] A deputy ruler or viceroy in India; also, a title given by courtesy to
other persons of high rank in the East.
(Nawl) n. [See Nall.] An awl. [Obs.] usser.
(Nay) adv. [Icel. nei; akin to E. no. See No, adv.]
1. No; a negative answer to a question asked, or a request made, now superseded by no. See Yes.
And eke when I say "ye," ne say not "nay."Chaucer.
I tell you nay; but except ye repent, ye shall all likewisr perish.Luke xiii. 3.
And now do they thrust us out privily? nay, verily; but let them come themselves and fetch us out.Acts
He that will not when he may,Old Prov.
When he would he shall have nay.
Before the time of Henry VIII. nay was used to answer simple questions, and no was used when the
form of the question involved a negative expression; nay was the simple form, no the emphatic. Skeat.
2. Not this merely, but also; not only so, but; used to mark the addition or substitution of a more explicit
or more emphatic phrase.
Nay in this sense may be interchanged with yea. "Were he my brother, nay, my kingdom's heir." Shak.
(Nay), n.; pl. Nays
1. Denial; refusal.
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