circumnavigate


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cir·cum·nav·i·gate

 (sûr′kəm-năv′ĭ-gāt′)
tr.v. cir·cum·nav·i·gat·ed, cir·cum·nav·i·gat·ing, cir·cum·nav·i·gates
1. To proceed completely around: circumnavigating the earth.
2. To go around; circumvent: circumnavigate the downtown traffic.

cir′cum·nav′i·ga′tion n.
cir′cum·nav′i·ga′tor n.

circumnavigate

(ˌsɜːkəmˈnævɪˌɡeɪt)
vb
(Navigation) (tr) to sail or fly completely around
ˌcircumˈnavigable adj
ˌcircumˌnaviˈgation n
ˌcircumˈnaviˌgator n

cir•cum•nav•i•gate

(ˌsɜr kəmˈnæv ɪˌgeɪt)

v.t. -gat•ed, -gat•ing.
1. to sail or fly completely around.
2. to go or maneuver around.
[1625–35; < Latin circumnāvigātus, past participle of circumnāvigāre=circum- circum- + nāvigāre to sail; see navigate]
cir`cum•nav′i•ga•ble (-gə bəl) adj.
cir`cum•nav`i•ga′tion, n.
cir`cum•nav′i•ga`tor, n.

circumnavigate


Past participle: circumnavigated
Gerund: circumnavigating

Imperative
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Present
I circumnavigate
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Preterite
I circumnavigated
you circumnavigated
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Present Continuous
I am circumnavigating
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Present Perfect
I have circumnavigated
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Past Continuous
I was circumnavigating
you were circumnavigating
he/she/it was circumnavigating
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you were circumnavigating
they were circumnavigating
Past Perfect
I had circumnavigated
you had circumnavigated
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Future
I will circumnavigate
you will circumnavigate
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you will circumnavigate
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Future Perfect
I will have circumnavigated
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you will have circumnavigated
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Future Continuous
I will be circumnavigating
you will be circumnavigating
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been circumnavigating
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been circumnavigating
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he/she/it will have been circumnavigating
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been circumnavigating
you had been circumnavigating
he/she/it had been circumnavigating
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you had been circumnavigating
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Conditional
I would circumnavigate
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you would circumnavigate
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Past Conditional
I would have circumnavigated
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.circumnavigate - travel around, either by plane or ship; "We compassed the earth"
circle - travel around something; "circle the globe"

circumnavigate

verb
To pass around but not through:
Translations
يَطوفُ حَوْل
obeploutobejít
kiertää
körülhajóz
sigla umhverfis
apiplaukimasapiplaukti
apbraukt apkārt
oboplávať
çevresini/etrafını dolaşmak

circumnavigate

[ˌsɜːkəmˈnævɪgeɪt] VTcircunnavegar

circumnavigate

[ˌsɜːrkəmˈnævɪgeɪt] vt [+ island] → contourner
to circumnavigate the world → faire le tour du monde en bateau

circumnavigate

vt the globeumfahren; (in yacht also) → umsegeln; cape, island alsoumschiffen

circumnavigate

[ˌsɜːkəmˈnævɪgeɪt] vtcircumnavigare

circumnavigate

(səːkəmˈnӕvigeit) verb
to sail round (especially the world).
ˈcircumˌnaviˈgation noun
References in classic literature ?
He whose soul longeth to experience the whole range of hitherto recognised values and desirabilities, and to circumnavigate all the coasts of this ideal 'Mediterranean Sea', who, from the adventures of his most personal experience, wants to know how it feels to be a conqueror, and discoverer of the ideal--as likewise how it is with the artist, the saint, the legislator, the sage, the scholar, the devotee, the prophet, and the godly non-conformist of the old style:--requires one thing above all for that purpose, GREAT HEALTHINESS--such healthiness as one not only possesses, but also constantly acquires and must acquire, because one unceasingly sacrifices it again, and must sacrifice it
Making a mental note that he would come back some time and study the class of persons that must sit and drink at those multitudinous tables, he proceeded to circumnavigate the room.
now Captain) Sulivan, to survey the eastern or inland coast of Chiloe; and with orders to meet the Beagle at the southern extremity of the island; to which point she would proceed by the outside, so as thus to circumnavigate the whole.
Wellington [New Zealand], Nov 29 ( ANI ): The Indian Navy's first all-women crew of Indian Naval Sailing Vessel (INSV) Tarini, which was flagged-off from Goa in September, has entered New Zealand's Lyttelton port during its maiden voyage to circumnavigate the globe.
Writing on his 'Bonnie Tour' Facebook page, Kane posted: "I spent months and countless hours organising 50,000 pieces of evidence meticulously, but it's official, I'm now the Guinness World Record Holder for the Youngest Person to Circumnavigate the World by Motorcycle.
Writing on his 'Bonnie Tour' Facebook page, Kane posted: "I spent months and countless hours organising 50,000 pieces of evidence meticulously, but it's official - I'm now the Guinness World Record Holder for the Youngest Person to Circumnavigate the World by Motorcycle.
Aged 17 at the time, he set a world record for the youngest person to circumnavigate the world solo with assistance when he crossed the finishing line between Lizard Point and the French island of Ushant.
The team plans to circumnavigate the globe at the equator in 120 days at an average speed of 10 knots.
A BRITISH yachtsman sailed into the record books to become the first sailor to circumnavigate the globe solo through the icebound Arctic.
Who was the first captain to circumnavigate the Earth?
He was 26 when he started from the same spot to become the first person to circumnavigate the globe without a motor or sails.
British military officials say the HMS Astute, scheduled for launch on June 8, will be able to circumnavigate the planet without surfacing, and its nuclear reactor should last throughout the vessel's 25-year operational life.