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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
circumnavigate
circumnavigate
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 ?
At Kealakekau, the scene of that tragedy, a strip of ship's copper nailed against an upright post in the ground used to inform the traveller that beneath reposed the 'remains' of the great circumnavigator.
You are a sort of circumnavigator come to settle among us, and will keep up my belief in the antipodes.
not at all put out by surprise, instantly declared him a Circumnavigator.
At the moment, around eight circumnavigators and ten Leggers will be part of my crew, ranging from accountants to teachers to engineers.
Nevertheless, it neatly underlines how Basque culture has operated on the world stage for hundreds of years, producing individuals--such as 16th century explorers Juan Sebastian del Cano and Andres de Urdaneta, respectively the first and second circumnavigators of the Earth--who left to take on the world.
Organised by OC Sport, it is raced in Extreme 40 catamarans and features renowned sailors from circumnavigators to Olympic medalists and world-record holders.
Once he completes the mission, Tomy will join a select group of 80 nonstop circumnavigators in the world.
Houdini, Buffalo Bill, President Herbert Hoover, Neil Armstrong and more recently Michael Palin, all joined the Circumnavigators Club.
John Speed's A New and Accurat Map of the World (1626), (12) probably engraved by Abraham Goos, features not only allegorical figures at the edges of the hemispheres but also portraits of Sir Francis Drake, Ferdinand Magellan, Thomas Can-dish, and Oliver van der Noort (the choice of circumnavigators suggesting that, despite its issuance only in English, the map was marketed both in England and on the continent).
6) This would have come as a surprise to circumnavigators like George Anson, who returned to England in 1744 with a crew that included "Lascar Indians, Malays, Persians, Indians of Manila, Timor and Guam, Negroes of Guinea, Creoles of Mexico and Mozambique.
ROBINSON has released two new titles in its 'brief history' series: A Brief History of Christianity by Bamber Gascoigne first published in 1977 and Derek Wilson's A Brief History of The Circumnavigators which traces the various attempts to sail round the world, beginning in 1521.
As Derek Wilson explains in The Circumnavigators (Robinson, pounds 7.