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Meaning of NAVIGATE

Pronunciation:  'navu`geyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  travel by boat on a boat propelled by wind or by other means; "The QE2 will sail to Southampton tomorrow"
  2. [v]  direct carefully and safely; "He navigated his way to the altar"
  3. [v]  act as the navigator in a car, plane, or vessel and plann, direct, plot the path and position of the conveyance; "Is anyone volunteering to navigate during the trip?"; "Who was navigating the ship during the accident?"

NAVIGATE is a 8 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: pilot, sail, voyage
 See Also: astrogate, channelise, channelize, cruise, direct, guide, head, journey, maneuver, manoeuvre, point, steer, travel



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Nav"i*gate\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Navigated}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Navigating}.] [L. navigatus, p. p. of navigare, v.t.
    & i.; navis ship + agere to move, direct. See {Nave}, and
    To joirney by water; to go in a vessel or ship; to perform
    the duties of a navigator; to use the waters as a highway or
    channel for commerce or communication; to sail.
          The Phenicians navigated to the extremities of the
          Western Ocean.                           --Arbuthnot.
  2. \Nav"i*gate\, v. t.
    1. To pass over in ships; to sail over or on; as, to navigate
       the Atlantic.
    2. To steer, direct, or manage in sailing; to conduct (ships)
       upon the water by the art or skill of seamen; as, to
       navigate a ship.
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