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Meaning of CIRCUMNAVIGATE

Pronunciation:  `surkum'navu`geyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  travel around, either by plane or ship; "We compassed the earth"
 

CIRCUMNAVIGATE is a 14 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: compass
 
 See Also: circle

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cir`cum*nav"i*gate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
{Circumnavigated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Circumnavigating}.] [L.
circumnavigatus, p. p. of circumnavigare to sail round;
circum + navigare to navigate.]
To sail completely round.

      Having circumnavigated the whole earth.  --T. Fuller.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: boat, bypass, canoe, carry sail, circle, circuit, circuiteer, circulate, circumambulate, circummigrate, circumvent, close the circle, coast, come full circle, compass, cross, cruise, cycle, describe a circle, detour, encircle, encompass, flank, girdle, girdle the globe, go about, go around, go by ship, go on shipboard, go round, go the round, go to sea, gyre, lap, make a circuit, make a passage, motorboat, navigate, orbit, ply, revolve, round, row, run, sail, sail round, sail the sea, scull, seafare, skirt, spiral, steam, steamboat, surround, take a voyage, traverse, voyage, wheel, yacht
 

 

 

 

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