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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Nave  \Nave\,  n.  [F.  nef,  fr  L.  navis  ship,  to  which  the  church 
  was  often  likened;  akin  to  Gr  nay`archo`s,  Skr.  n[=a]us,  and 
  perh.  to  AS  naca  boat,  G.  nachen,  Icel.  n["o]kkvi;  cf  L. 
  nare  to  swim,  float.  Cf  {Nausea},  {Nautical},  {Naval}.] 
  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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Nave  \Nave\  (n[=a]v),  n.  [AS.  nafu;  akin  to  D.  naaf,  G.  nabe, 
  OHG.  naba,  Icel.  n["o]f,  Dan.  nav,  Sw  naf,  Skr.  n[=a]bhi 
  nave  and  navel:  cf  L.  umbo  boss  of  a  shield.  [root]260.  Cf 
  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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  the  central  area  of  a  church 

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