Definitions for navigableˈnæv ɪ gə bəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

nav•i•ga•bleˈnæv ɪ gə bəl(adj.)

  1. deep and wide enough to provide passage to ships.

    Category: Navy, Nautical

  2. capable of being steered or guided, as a ship, aircraft, or missile.

    Category: Navy, Nautical

Origin of navigable:

1520–30; < L nāvigābilis, der. of nāvigā(re) to sail


Princeton's WordNet

  1. navigable(adj)

    able to be sailed on or through safely

    "navigable waters"; "a navigable channel"


  1. navigable(Adjective)

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

  2. navigable(Adjective)

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

  3. navigable(Adjective)

    (for a balloon): steerable, dirigible

  4. navigable(Adjective)

    Easy to navigate.

    This Web site isn't very navigable. I can't tell which image links to which page.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Navigable(adj)

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

Translations for navigable

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(negative unnavigable ) able to be travelled along

a navigable river.

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