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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
you circumnavigate
he/she/it circumnavigates
we circumnavigate
you circumnavigate
they circumnavigate
Preterite
I circumnavigated
you circumnavigated
he/she/it circumnavigated
we circumnavigated
you circumnavigated
they circumnavigated
Present Continuous
I am circumnavigating
you are circumnavigating
he/she/it is circumnavigating
we are circumnavigating
you are circumnavigating
they are circumnavigating
Present Perfect
I have circumnavigated
you have circumnavigated
he/she/it has circumnavigated
we have circumnavigated
you have circumnavigated
they have circumnavigated
Past Continuous
I was circumnavigating
you were circumnavigating
he/she/it was circumnavigating
we were circumnavigating
you were circumnavigating
they were circumnavigating
Past Perfect
I had circumnavigated
you had circumnavigated
he/she/it had circumnavigated
we had circumnavigated
you had circumnavigated
they had circumnavigated
Future
I will circumnavigate
you will circumnavigate
he/she/it will circumnavigate
we will circumnavigate
you will circumnavigate
they will circumnavigate
Future Perfect
I will have circumnavigated
you will have circumnavigated
he/she/it will have circumnavigated
we will have circumnavigated
you will have circumnavigated
they will have circumnavigated
Future Continuous
I will be circumnavigating
you will be circumnavigating
he/she/it will be circumnavigating
we will be circumnavigating
you will be circumnavigating
they will be circumnavigating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been circumnavigating
you have been circumnavigating
he/she/it has been circumnavigating
we have been circumnavigating
you have been circumnavigating
they have been circumnavigating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been circumnavigating
you will have been circumnavigating
he/she/it will have been circumnavigating
we will have been circumnavigating
you will have been circumnavigating
they will have been circumnavigating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been circumnavigating
you had been circumnavigating
he/she/it had been circumnavigating
we had been circumnavigating
you had been circumnavigating
they had been circumnavigating
Conditional
I would circumnavigate
you would circumnavigate
he/she/it would circumnavigate
we would circumnavigate
you would circumnavigate
they would circumnavigate
Past Conditional
I would have circumnavigated
you would have circumnavigated
he/she/it would have circumnavigated
we would have circumnavigated
you would have circumnavigated
they would have circumnavigated
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 ?
So that Monsoons, Pampas, Nor-Westers, Harmattans, Trades; any wind but the Levanter and Simoom, might blow Moby Dick into the devious zig-zag world-circle of the Pequod's circumnavigating wake.
By these means, the circumnavigating Pequod would sweep almost all the known Sperm Whale cruising grounds of the world, previous to descending upon the Line in the Pacific; where Ahab, though everywhere else foiled in his pursuit, firmly counted upon giving battle to Moby Dick, in the sea he was most known to frequent; and at a season when he might most reasonably be presumed to be haunting it.
Washish squashish,' and so forth: -- that is to say, 'I am happy to find, my dear Sinbad, that you are really a very excellent fellow; we are now about doing a thing which is called circumnavigating the globe; and since you are so desirous of seeing the world, I will strain a point and give you a free passage upon back of the beast.
BRYN FON: I am one of the twelve challengers fortunate enough to be taking part in this unique challenge of circumnavigating Wales between the 4th - 11th July to help Rhys promote this very worthy organ donation discussion and cause and I am very much looking forward to it, I think
Our Wisconsin Routemasters have designed a scenic backroad adventure, circumnavigating the entire state through its forests, prairies, rivers, lakes, hills, dales and dells," said Motomarathon Founder John Metzger.
But in reality he's been circumnavigating Britain's coast with his wife Shane on board their Dutch barge, The Princess Matilda.
Summary: A group of charity "firefighters" are to write themselves into the record books after circumnavigating the globe in a fire engine.
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The current record for circumnavigating the globe by bike is 276 days, 19 hours and 15 minutes, but Mr Beaumont hopes to slash that to just 210 days.
This superbly presented series features "Daniel Boon: Woodsman of Kentucky"; "Robert Peary and Mathew Henson: The Race to the North Pole"; Radisson and des Groseilliers: Fur Traders of the North"; "Sir Walter Raleigh: Founding the Virginia Colony"; "Ponce de Leon: Exploring Florida and Puerto Rico"; "James Cook: The Pacific Coast and Beyond"; La Salle: New World Adventurer"; "Samuel de Champlain: From New France to Cape Cod"; "Marco Polo: Overland to China"; and Ferdinand Magellan: Circumnavigating the World".
The three fare types now eligible for group travel are the oneworld Explorer Fare, used for round-the-world travel, and two versions of the oneworld Circle Fare, which allows passengers to fly to the other side of the world and back without actually circumnavigating the globe.
Dame Ellen MacArthur made headlines in 2005 after circumnavigating the globe in just 71 days 14 hours, making her the fastest person to do so.