Definition of Navigator

1. Noun. The ship's officer in charge of navigation.

Exact synonyms: Sailing Master
Generic synonyms: Officer, Ship's Officer
Derivative terms: Navigate

2. Noun. The member of an aircrew who is responsible for the aircraft's course.
Generic synonyms: Aircrewman
Specialized synonyms: Astrogator
Derivative terms: Navigate

3. Noun. In earlier times, a person who explored by ship.

Definition of Navigator

1. n. One who navigates or sails; esp., one who direct the course of a ship, or one who is skillful in the art of navigation; also, a book which teaches the art of navigation; as, Bowditch's Navigator.

Definition of Navigator

1. Noun. a person who navigates, especially an officer with that responsibility on a ship or an aircrew member with that responsibility on an aircraft ¹

2. Noun. a sea explorer ¹

3. Noun. a device that navigates an aircraft, automobile or missile ¹

4. Noun. (obsolete) : a labourer on an engineering project such as a canal; a navvy ¹

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Definition of Navigator

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Navigator

navigation channel
navigation channels
navigation light
navigational chart
navigational charts
navigational instrument
navigational system
navigator (current term)
navy base
navy bean
navy beans
navy blue
navy man

Literary usage of Navigator

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature: Containing an Account of by William Thomas Lowndes, Henry George Bohn (1865)
"27. ir Martin Frobisher, navigator. Ob. 1594. Between pp. 96 and 97.—28. John Hawkins, navigator. On p. 101—29. Sir F. Drake, navigator. On p. 106.-30. ..."

2. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1894)
"... to commemorate the Fifth Centenary of the birth of Prince Henry the navigator, the father of modern discovery and modern geography. ..."

3. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1894)
"PRINCE HENRY THE navigator. 13652 12240 11728 11619 8031 A SPECIAL meeting of the Society was held on March 5, at the University of London, to commemorate ..."

4. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1875)
"The navigator, if set down suddenly in the middle of the ocean, could determine his position as well as if he had proceeded there gradually, ..."

5. American Book Prices Current by Katherine Kyes Leab, Daniel J Leab (1908)
"The navigator. Containing Directions for Navigating the Monongahela, Allegheny, Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. Pittsburgh, 1811. lomo. ..."

6. The Cruise of the Snark by Jack London (1911)
"CHAPTER XIV The Amateur navigator THERE are captains and captains, and some mighty fine captains, I know ; but the run of the captains on the Snark has been ..."

7. The Physical Geography of the Sea by Matthew Fontaine Maury (1858)
"Present Knowledge of the Winds enables the navigator to compute his Detour, 991. 959. THE principal routes across the ocean are exhibited on Plate VIII.; ..."

8. History of India by Sir William Wilson Hunter, Sir Alfred Comyn Lyall, Vincent Arthur Smith, Henry Miers Elliot, Stanley Lane-Poole, Romesh Chunder Dutt, Abraham Valentine Williams Jackson (1907)
"... BY THE ZAMORIN 1498 AD voyage which the Portuguese navigator Vasco J- da Gama made to India at the close of the fifteenth century has frequently been ..."

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