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English > 3 senses of the word navigation:
NOUNactnavigation, pilotage, pilotingthe guidance of ships or airplanes from place to place
actnavigationship traffic
actnavigation, seafaring, sailingthe work of a sailor / sailor
navigation > pronunciation
Soundsnae'vahgey'shahn; nae.vahgey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > navigation: 3 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe guidance of ships or airplanes from place to place.
Synonymspilotage, piloting
Category ofbargetransport by barge on a body of water
bear down on, bear down uponSail towards another vessel, of a ship
beatSail with much tacking or with difficulty
boatride in a boat on water
ferrytravel by ferry
ferrytransport by ferry
ferrytransport / transport from one place to another
luff, pointSail close to the wind
outpointSail closer to the wind than
rafttransport on a raft
sailTravel on water propelled by wind
scud, rackRun before a gale
steamer, steamtravel by means of steam power
tack, wear roundTurn into the wind
wear shipturn away from the wind
weatherSail to the windward of
yachtTravel in a yacht
Narrowercelestial navigation, astronavigationnavigating according to the positions of the stars
dead reckoningnavigation without the aid of celestial observations
instrument flyingnavigation of an airplane solely by instruments
Broadersteering, guidance, directionThe act of setting and holding a course
Spanishnáutica, navegación marítima, navegación, pilotaje
Catalannavegació, pilotatge
Adjectivesnavigationalof or relating to navigation
Verbsnavigateact as the navigator / navigator in a car, plane, or vessel and plan, direct, plot the path and position of the conveyance
English > navigation: 3 senses > noun 2, act
Meaningship traffic.
Example"the channel will be open to navigation as soon as the ice melts"
Broadertransportation, shipping, transportThe commercial enterprise of moving goods and materials
Spanishaeronavegación, navegación
Adjectivesnautical, maritime, marinerelating to or involving ships or shipping or navigation / navigation or seamen
navigationalof or relating to navigation
Verbsnavigatetravel on water propelled by wind or by other means
English > navigation: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe work of a sailor / sailor.
Synonymsseafaring, sailing
Category ofJacob's ladder, jack ladder, pilot ladder(nautical) a hanging ladder of ropes or chains supporting wooden or metal rungs or steps
accommodation ladder(nautical) a portable ladder hung over the side of a vessel to give access to small boats alongside
aweigh, atrip(of an anchor) just clear of the bottom
beam-ends(nautical) at the ends of the transverse deck beams of a vessel
becket(nautical) a short line with an eye at one end and a knot at the other
bell, ship's bell(nautical) each of the eight half-hour units of nautical time signaled by strokes of a ship's bell
bilge well(nautical) a well where seepage drains to be pumped away
bitter end(nautical) the inboard end of a line or cable especially the end that is wound around a bitt
capsizing(nautical) the event of a boat accidentally turning over in the water
chipA triangular / triangular wooden float attached to the end of a log line
close-hauledHaving the sails trimmed for sailing as close to the wind as possible
close to the windnearly opposite to the direction from which wind is coming
deadeye(nautical) a round hardwood disk with holes and a grooved perimeter used to tighten a shroud
escutcheon(nautical) a plate on a ship's stern on which the name is inscribed
foresituated at or toward the bow of a vessel
fore-and-aftparallel with the keel of a boat or ship
lanyard, laniard(nautical) a line used for extending or fastening rigging on ships
lead line, sounding line(nautical) plumb line for determining depth
leg(nautical) the distance traveled by a sailing vessel on a single tack
luff(nautical) the forward edge of a fore-and-aft sail that is next to the mast
overhead(nautical) the top surface of an enclosed space on a ship
ratline, ratlin(nautical) a small horizontal rope between the shrouds of a sailing ship
riggedfitted or equipped with necessary rigging (sails and shrouds and stays etc)
rudder(nautical) steering mechanism consisting of a hinged vertical plate mounted at the stern of a vessel
sea ladder, sea steps(nautical) ladder to be lowered over a ship's side for coming aboard
sheet, tack, mainsheet, weather sheet, shroud(nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind
spun yarn(nautical) small stuff consisting of a lightweight rope made of several rope yarns loosely wound together
stand outSteer away from shore, of ships
starboardTurn to the right, of helms or rudders
stay(nautical) brace consisting of a heavy rope or wire cable used as a support for a mast or spar
steerageway(nautical) the minimum rate of motion needed for a vessel to be maneuvered
sternpost(nautical) the principal upright timber at the stern of a vessel
stokehold, stokehole, fireroom(nautical) chamber or compartment in which the furnaces of a ship are stoked or fired
tack, tacking(nautical) the act of changing tack
towline, towrope, towing line, towing rope(nautical) a rope used in towing
unriggedstripped of rigging
Partssteering, steerageThe act of steering a ship
Narrowercabotagenavigation in coastal waters
Broaderemployment, workThe occupation for which you are paid
Adjectivesnavigationalof or relating to navigation

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