navigate Meaning, Definition & Usage
verb travel on water propelled by wind or by other means
- The QE2 will sail to Southampton tomorrow
verb act as the navigator in a car, plane, or vessel and plan, 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?
verb direct carefully and safely
- He navigated his way to the altar
Nav"i*gate intransitive verb
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.
Nav"i*gate transitive verb
To pass over in ships; to sail over or on; as, to. navigatethe Atlantic
To steer, direct, or manage in sailing; to conduct (ships) upon the water by the art or skill of seamen; as, to. navigatea ship
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