Definition of Navigate

1. Verb. Travel on water propelled by wind or by other means. "The QE2 will sail to Southampton tomorrow"

Exact synonyms: Sail, Voyage
Specialized synonyms: Astrogate, Cruise
Generic synonyms: Journey, Travel
Derivative terms: Navigable, Navigation, Sail, Voyage, Voyage, Voyager



2. Verb. Act as the navigator in a car, plane, or vessel and plan, direct, plot the path and position of the conveyance. "Who was navigating the ship during the accident?"
Exact synonyms: Pilot
Generic synonyms: Channelise, Channelize, Direct, Guide, Head, Maneuver, Manoeuver, Manoeuvre, Point, Steer
Specialized synonyms: Astrogate
Derivative terms: Navigation, Navigator, Navigator, Pilot, Pilotage, Pilotage, Piloting, Piloting

3. Verb. Direct carefully and safely. "He navigated his way to the altar"

Definition of Navigate

1. v. i. To journey 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.

2. v. t. To pass over in ships; to sail over or on; as, to navigate the Atlantic.

Definition of Navigate

1. Verb. (transitive) To plan, control and record the position and course of a vehicle, ship, aircraft etc on a journey; to follow a planned course. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To travel over water in a ship; to sail. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive computing) To move from page to page on the internet or within a program by clicking on hyperlinks. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Navigate

1. to plan and control the course of [v -GATED, -GATING, -GATES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Navigate

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Literary usage of Navigate

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1. The Comparative Geography of Palestine and the Sinaitic Peninsula by Carl Ritter, William Leonard Gage (1866)
"DISCURSION I. FIRST ATTEMPTS TO INVESTIGATE AND navigate THE JORDAN TO THE DEAD SEA—MOLYNEUX'S EXPEDITION IN AUGUST 1847. ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"From this discussion it appears that, if a given speed must be attained on a canal, then the channel dimensions must be planned accordingly. navigate these ..."

3. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"... even at that distance, that the river at the Battery was full of vessels and, therefore, in the state of the tide, dangerous to navigate with such a ..."

4. A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in by John Pinkerton (1811)
"... who had orders to fail from Batavia towards Mocha, in the month of January, and to navigate to the north end of ..."

5. Dictionary of Historical Allusions by Harbottle, Thomas Benfield, d. 1904 (1904)
"The second mate, who was spared to navigate the vessel, was able to give information which led to the arrest of most of the crew, five of whom were hanged ..."

6. The Works of Hannah More by Hannah More (1835)
"... so as to adapt this scene of early maritime adventure to the rudeness of those who were first to navigate it, and whose success might have been fatally ..."

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