Definition of Navigable

1. Adjective. Able to be sailed on or through safely. "A navigable channel"

Similar to: Passable
Derivative terms: Navigability, Navigate



Definition of Navigable

1. a. Capable of being navigated; deep enough and wide enough to afford passage to vessels; as, a navigable river.

Definition of Navigable

1. Adjective. (for a body of water: sea, river etc.): capable of being navigated; deep enough and wide enough to afford passage to vessels. ¹

2. Adjective. (for a boat): seaworthy; in a navigable state; steerable. ¹

3. Adjective. (for a balloon): steerable, dirigible ¹

4. Adjective. Easy to navigate. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Navigable

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Navigable

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naviculas
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navies
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navigable (current term)
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Literary usage of Navigable

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1. Ireland: Historical and Statistical by George Lewis Smyth (1847)
"The intended works were to render navigable part of the Liffey and the Rye, ... to make the Barrow navigable from Ross to the Grand Canal leading from ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"We are supposed to know judicially the principal features of the geography of our country and, as a part of it, what streams are public navigable waters of ..."

3. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1922)
"navigable waters €=>I (3)— Existing ob- structions capable of being abated do not affect navigability. That artificial obstructions exist in a stream, ..."

4. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"Assuming tbat without special legislation the Fox River would not be part of the "public navigable waters of the United States," under the decisions of this ..."

5. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1912)
"Where a drawbridge over a navigable stream was so constructed that the draw ... Land between high and low water mark on a navigable river belongs to the ..."

6. Publications by Oxford Historical Society, Bostonian Society (1895)
"At this time the Thames was navigable from London only as far as Burcot (see p. 53 infra). The University expended from time to time considerable sums of ..."

7. Gazetteer of the State of New York: Embracing a Comprehensive View of the by Frank Place (1860)
"In the wilderness near the headwaters of thie river are several miles of «lack water navigation. St. Régit River is navigable for steamboats 2 ml. from ita ..."

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