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circumnavigate Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. verb travel around, either by plane or ship
    compass.
    • We compassed the earth
WordNet

Cir`cum*nav"i*gate transitive verb
Etymology
L. circumnavigatus, p. p. of circumnavigare to sail round; circum + navigare to navigate.
Wordforms
imperfect & past participle Circumnavigated ; present participle & verbal noun Circumnavigating
Definitions
  1. To sail completely round.
    Having circumnavigated the whole earth. T. Fuller.

Webster 1913