circumnavigation


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.circumnavigation - traveling around something (by ship or plane); "Magellan's circumnavigation of the earth proved that it is a globe"
travel, traveling, travelling - the act of going from one place to another; "he enjoyed selling but he hated the travel"
aeroplane, airplane, plane - an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets; "the flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane"
Translations
طَوافٌ حَوْلَ، دَوران
cesta kolem světaobeplutí
jordomsejlingomsejlingverdensomsejling
körülhajózás
sigling umhverfis
oboplávanie
dünyanın etrafını dolaşma

circumnavigation

[ˈsɜːkəmˌnævɪˈgeɪʃən] Ncircunnavegación f

circumnavigation

[ˌsɜːrkəmnævɪˈgeɪʃən] n [island] → circumnavigation f; [globe, world] → tour f du monde en bateau

circumnavigation

nFahrt f(of um); (in yacht also) → Umseglung f; circumnavigation of the globeFahrt fum die Welt; → Weltumseglung f

circumnavigation

[ˈsɜːkəmˌnævɪˈgeɪʃn] ncircumnavigazione f

circumnavigate

(səːkəmˈnӕvigeit) verb
to sail round (especially the world).
ˈcircumˌnaviˈgation noun
References in classic literature ?
But not to speak of the passage through the whole length of the Mediterranean, and another passage up the Persian Gulf and Red Sea, such a supposition would involve the complete circumnavigation of all Africa in three days, not to speak of the Tigris waters, near the site of Nineveh, being too shallow for any whale to swim in.
Captain Bonneville doubts this report, or that the men accomplished the circumnavigation, because, he says, the lake receives several large streams from the mountains which bound it to the east.
La Perouse, and his second, Captain de Langle, were sent by Louis XVI, in 1785, on a voyage of circumnavigation. They embarked in the corvettes Boussole and the Astrolabe, neither of which were again heard of.
There were no beaches on the southern shore, and by early afternoon we rounded the black promontory and completed the circumnavigation of the island.
Our Voyage having come to an end, I will take a short retrospect of the advantages and disadvantages, the pains and pleasures, of our circumnavigation of the world.
The student interprets the age of chivalry by his own age of chivalry, and the days of maritime adventure and circumnavigation by quite parallel miniature experiences of his own.
42, where, speaking of the circumnavigation of Africa by Phoenician mariners under Necos, he writes:
That night--I am still speaking of the first day of our circumnavigation of the plateau--a great experience awaited us, and one which for ever set at rest any doubt which we could have had as to the wonders so near us.
They first caught crabs and quohogs in the sand; grown bolder, they waded out with nets for mackerel; more experienced, they pushed off in boats and captured cod; and at last, launching a navy of great ships on the sea, explored this watery world; put an incessant belt of circumnavigations round it; peeped in at Behring's Straits; and in all seasons and all oceans declared everlasting war with the mightiest animated mass that has survived the flood; most monstrous and most mountainous!
Cook, in his repeated circumnavigations of the globe, barely touched at their shores; and all that we know about them is from a few general narratives.
The country's bid is timed with the celebration of the quincentennial anniversary of the world's first circumnavigation in 1521, which was completed when Ferdinand Magellan's Spanish expedition arrived in Cebu.