HyperDic: navigator

English > 3 senses of the word navigator:
NOUNperson navigator, sailing masterthe ship's officer in charge of navigation
person navigatorthe member of an aircrew who is responsible for the aircraft's course
person navigatorin earlier times, a person who explored by ship
navigator > pronunciation
Soundsnae'vahgey.ter
Rhymesabductor ... zoster: 649 rhymes with ter...
English > navigator: 3 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningThe ship's officer in charge of navigation.
Synonymsailing master
Broaderofficer, ship's officerA person authorized to serve in a position of authority on a vessel
Spanishnavegante
Catalannavegant
Verbsnavigateact as the navigator / navigator in a car, plane, or vessel and plan, direct, plot the path and position of the conveyance
English > navigator: 3 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningThe member of an aircrew who is responsible for the aircraft's course.
NarrowerastrogatorThe navigator of a spacecraft
BroaderaircrewmanA member of an aircrew
Spanishnavegante
Verbsnavigateact as the navigator / navigator in a car, plane, or vessel and plan, direct, plot the path and position of the conveyance
English > navigator: 3 senses > noun 3, person
MeaningIn earlier times, a person who explored by ship.
InstancesBalboa, Vasco Nunez de BalboaSpanish explorer who in 1513 crossed the Isthmus of Darien and became the first European to see the eastern shores of the Pacific Ocean (1475-1519)
Bering, Vitus Bering, Behring, Vitus BehringDanish explorer who explored the northern Pacific Ocean for the Russians and discovered the Bering Strait (1681-1741)
Cabot, John Cabot, Giovanni CabatoItalian explorer who led the English expedition in 1497 that discovered the mainland of North America and explored the coast from Nova Scotia to Newfoundland (ca. 1450-1498)
Cartier, Jacques CartierFrench explorer who explored the St. Lawrence river and laid claim to the region for France (1491-1557)
Columbus, Christopher Columbus, Cristoforo Colombo, Cristobal ColonItalian navigator who discovered the New World in the service of Spain while looking for a route to China (1451-1506)
Cook, James Cook, Captain Cook, Captain James CookEnglish navigator who claimed the east coast of Australia for Britain and discovered several Pacific islands (1728-1779)
Davys, John Davys, Davis, John DavisEnglish navigator who explored the Arctic while searching for the Northwest Passage (1550-1605)
Dias, Diaz, Bartholomeu Dias, Bartholomeu DiazPortuguese explorer who in 1488 was the first European to get round the Cape of Good Hope (thus establishing a sea route from the Atlantic to Asia) (1450-1500)
Drake, Francis Drake, Sir Francis DrakeEnglish explorer and admiral who was the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe and who helped to defeat the Spanish Armada (1540-1596)
Frobisher, Sir Martin FrobisherEnglish explorer who led an expedition in search of the Northwest Passage to the orient
Gilbert, Humphrey Gilbert, Sir Humphrey GilbertEnglish navigator who in 1583 established in Newfoundland the first English colony in North America (1539-1583)
Gray, Robert GrayAmerican navigator who twice circumnavigated the globe and who discovered the Columbia River (1755-1806)
Hudson, Henry HudsonEnglish navigator who discovered the Hudson River
Magellan, Ferdinand Magellan, Fernao MagalhaesPortuguese navigator in the service of Spain
Tasman, Abel Tasman, Abel Janszoon TasmanDutch navigator who was the first European to discover Tasmania and New Zealand (1603-1659)
Vancouver, George VancouverEnglish navigator remembered for his exploration of the Pacific coast of North America (1757-1798)
Verrazano, Giovanni da Verrazano, Verrazzano, Giovanni da VerrazzanoFlorentine navigator who explored the eastern coast of North America (circa 1485-1528)
Vespucci, Amerigo Vespucci, Americus VespuciusFlorentine navigator who explored the coast of South America
da Gamma, Vasco da Gamma, GammaPortuguese navigator who led an expedition around the Cape of Good Hope in 1497
NarrowerPonce de Leon, Juan Ponce de LeonSpanish explorer who accompanied Columbus on his second trip in 1493
Broaderexplorer, adventurersomeone who travels into little known regions (especially for some scientific purpose)
Spanishnavegante

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