Navigate

Definition of Navigate

Nav´i`gate
v. i.1.To journey 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.
[imp. & p. p. Navigated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Navigating.]
The Phenicians navigated to the extremities of the Western Ocean.
- Arbuthnot.
2.To direct or operate a vehicle, especially a ship or aircraft.
3.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.
v. t.1.To pass over in ships; to sail over or on; as, to navigate the Atlantic.
2.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.
3.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.

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