What does the word nave mean?

Usage examples for nave

  1. This monument was removed to the north wall of the nave two centuries later, in 1885, when the church was restored, to allow of access to the new vestry then added. – Grain and Chaff from an English Manor by Arthur H. Savory
  2. The portions of the cathedral that survived this century of conflagrations can be seen in the two great western towers, in the arches of the Norman nave, and a few other portions. – Normandy, Complete The Scenery & Romance Of Its Ancient Towns by Gordon Home