Simple Definition of circumnavigate
: to travel all the way around (something) in a ship, airplane, etc.
Examples of circumnavigate in a sentence
The ship circumnavigated the world.
<the first ship to circumnavigate the globe>
Origin of circumnavigate
Latin circumnavigatus, past participle of circumnavigare to sail around, from circum- + navigare to navigate
First Known Use: 1634
Rhymes with circumnavigate
circumambulate, contraindicate, decontaminate, deteriorate, differentiate, disambiguate, disassociate, discombobulate, disorientate, disproportionate, excommunicate, expiration date, free-associate, hyperventilate, incapacitate, intermediate, interpenetrate, misappropriate, multivariate, overcompensate, overpopulate, ratiocinate, recapitulate, rehabilitate, renegotiate, superannuate, supersaturate, transubstantiate, underestimate
CIRCUMNAVIGATE Defined for Kids
Definition of circumnavigate for Students
: to go completely around (as the earth) especially by water
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