circumnavigator

circumnavigate

[sur-kuhm-nav-i-geyt]
verb (used with object), circumnavigated, circumnavigating.
1.
to sail or fly around; make the circuit of by navigation: to circumnavigate the earth.
2.
to go or maneuver around: to circumnavigate the heavy downtown traffic.

Origin:
1625–35; < Latin circumnāvigātus (past participle of circumnāvigāre), equivalent to circum- circum- + nāvigātus; see navigate

circumnavigable [sur-kuhm-nav-i-guh-buhl] , adjective
circumnavigation, noun
circumnavigator, noun
circumnavigatory [sur-kuhm-nav-i-guh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] , adjective
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circumnavigate (ˌsɜːkəmˈnævɪˌɡeɪt)
 
vb
(tr) to sail or fly completely around
 
circum'navigable
 
adj
 
circumnavi'gation
 
n
 
circum'navigator
 
n

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circumnavigate
1630s, from L. circumnavigare, from circum "around" + navigare (see navigation).
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