What does navigate mean?

Definitions for navigate
ˈnæv ɪˌgeɪtnav·i·gate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. voyage, sail, navigateverb

    travel on water propelled by wind or by other means

    "The QE2 will sail to Southampton tomorrow"

  2. navigate, pilotverb

    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?"

  3. navigateverb

    direct carefully and safely

    "He navigated his way to the altar"

GCIDE

  1. Navigateverb

    To direct or operate a vehicle, especially a ship or aircraft.

    Etymology: [L. navigatus, p. p. of navigare, v.t. & i.; navis ship + agere to move, direct. See Nave, and Agent.]

  2. Navigateverb

    To pass through, over, or around; -- used especially of a course having obstacles; as, to navigate around all the randomly scattered tables to the far side of the room.

    Etymology: [L. navigatus, p. p. of navigare, v.t. & i.; navis ship + agere to move, direct. See Nave, and Agent.]

  3. Navigateverb

    To pass through, over, or around; -- used especially of a course having obstacles; as, to navigate all the randomly scattered tables to the far side of the room.

Wiktionary

  1. navigateverb

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

    He navigated the bomber to the Ruhr.

    Etymology: From Middle English navigate, from navigo, from navis + ago, from nau- (boat), possibly, from நாவாய்.

  2. navigateverb

    To travel over water in a ship; to sail.

    We navigated to France in the dinghy.

    Etymology: From Middle English navigate, from navigo, from navis + ago, from nau- (boat), possibly, from நாவாய்.

  3. navigateverb

    To move from page to page on the internet or within a program by clicking on hyperlinks.

    It was difficult to navigate back to the home page.

    Etymology: From Middle English navigate, from navigo, from navis + ago, from nau- (boat), possibly, from நாவாய்.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Navigateverb

    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

    Etymology: [L. navigatus, p. p. of navigare, v.t. & i.; navis ship + agere to move, direct. See Nave, and Agent.]

  2. Navigateverb

    to pass over in ships; to sail over or on; as, to navigate the Atlantic

    Etymology: [L. navigatus, p. p. of navigare, v.t. & i.; navis ship + agere to move, direct. See Nave, and Agent.]

  3. Navigateverb

    to steer, direct, or manage in sailing; to conduct (ships) upon the water by the art or skill of seamen; as, to navigate a ship

    Etymology: [L. navigatus, p. p. of navigare, v.t. & i.; navis ship + agere to move, direct. See Nave, and Agent.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Navigate

    nav′i-gāt, v.t. to steer or manage a ship in sailing: to sail upon.—v.i. to go in a vessel or ship: to sail.—ns. Navigabil′ity, Nav′igableness.—adj. Nav′igable, that may be passed by ships or vessels.—adv. Nav′igably.—ns. Navigā′tion, the act, science, or art of sailing ships: shipping generally: a canal or artificial waterway; Nav′igator, one who navigates or sails: one who directs the course of a ship.—Navigation laws, the laws passed from time to time to regulate the management and privileges of ships, and the conditions under which they may sail or carry on trade.—Aerial navigation, the management of balloons in motion; Inland navigation, the passing of boats, &c., along rivers and canals. [L. navigāre, -ātumnavis, a ship, agĕre, to drive.]

Editors Contribution

  1. navigate

    To direct and control an aircraft, ship, vehicle, ferry, boat, ship, train, satellite or other forms of transport using software, technology, computer systems and other specific and accurate elements.

    My husband loves to drive and can navigate easily and effectively.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 16, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of navigate in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of navigate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of navigate in a Sentence

  1. Christina Haack:

    Ant and I have made the difficult decision to separate, we are grateful for each other and as always, our children will remain our priority. We appreciate your support and ask for privacy for us and our family as we navigate the future.

  2. Adam Smith:

    I remain gravely concerned about President Trump's seemingly autocratic rule and how it affects the judgment of our military leadership, the fate of our democracy depends on how we navigate this time of crisis.

  3. Malina Malkani:

    So many people associate different foods and cultural traditions surrounding food with holidays, and also with feelings, and with love and with memories, and some of the ways food is so wonderful and is such a wonderful part of our tradition and culture, can also be difficult to navigate around the holidays.

  4. Eric Dore:

    It was the road Napoleon took north to Paris via Grenoble for his big comeback, it's historically unique and easy to navigate, and those who attempt it will get superb vistas over the surrounding countryside of glorious Provence and the Riviera.

  5. Donna Orender:

    I think that what we wanted was to give the girls the chance to get a step up on us, that they would be able to have insights and learnings and connections that we didn't have at their age that would enable them to navigate a world that is pretty rough and tumble and tricky but full of positives and possibles, we don't want them to have to say' I wish I would have known,'.

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