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navigate

[nav-i-geyt] /ˈnæv ɪˌgeɪt/
verb (used with object), navigated, navigating.
1.
to move on, over, or through (water, air, or land) in a ship or aircraft:
to navigate a river.
2.
to direct or manage (a ship, aircraft, or guided missile) on its course.
3.
to ascertain or plot and control the course or position of (a ship, aircraft, etc.).
4.
to pass over (the sea or other body of water), as a ship does.
5.
to walk or find one's way on, in, or across:
It was difficult to navigate the stairs in the dark.
6.
to move or progress through in a logical sequence:
Headings and subheadings make it easier to navigate a long article.
7.
Computers. to move from one part to another of (a website, document, etc.), especially by using the links:
Their site is uncluttered and easy to navigate.
verb (used without object), navigated, navigating.
8.
to direct or manage a ship, aircraft, or guided missile on its course.
9.
to pass over the water, as a ship does.
10.
to walk or find one's way.
11.
to travel by ship or boat; sail.
12.
to move or progress through something in a logical sequence:
We’re navigating through a maze of environmental legislation.
13.
Computers. to move from one part to another of a website, document, etc.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; < Latin nāvigātus, past participle of nāvigāre to sail, derivative of nāvis ship; for formation, see fumigate
Related forms
misnavigate, verb, misnavigated, misnavigating.
renavigate, verb (used with object), renavigated, renavigating.
unnavigated, adjective
well-navigated, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for well-navigated

navigate

/ˈnævɪˌɡeɪt/
verb
1.
to plan, direct, or plot the path or position of (a ship, an aircraft, etc)
2.
(transitive) to travel over, through, or on (water, air, or land) in a boat, aircraft, etc
3.
(informal) to direct (oneself, one's way, etc) carefully or safely he navigated his way to the bar
4.
(intransitive) (of a passenger in a motor vehicle) to give directions to the driver; point out the route
5.
(intransitive) (rare) to voyage in a ship; sail
Word Origin
C16: from Latin nāvigāre to sail, from nāvis ship + agere to drive
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Word Origin and History for well-navigated
navigate
back formation from navigation, 1580s; extended to balloons (1784) and aircraft.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for well-navigated

navigate

verb

To walk, esp when drunk (1843+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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