navigable

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adjective nav·i·ga·ble \ˈna-vi-gə-bəl\

Definition of navigable

  1. 1 a :  deep enough and wide enough to afford passage to ships <navigable waterways> b :  capable of being navigated <navigable terrain>

  2. 2 :  capable of being steered

navigability

play \ˌna-vi-gə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

navigably

play \ˈna-vi-gə-blē\ adverb

Examples of navigable in a sentence

  1. The marsh was navigable only by canoe.

  2. <this map shows which rivers are navigable and which aren't>

15th Century

First Known Use of navigable

15th century

Other Nautical Terms


NAVIGABLE Defined for English Language Learners

navigable

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adjective nav·i·ga·ble \ˈna-vi-gə-bəl\

Definition of navigable for English Language Learners

  • : deep and wide enough for boats and ships to travel on or through : capable of being navigated


NAVIGABLE Defined for Kids

navigable

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adjective nav·i·ga·ble \ˈna-vi-gə-bəl\

Definition of navigable for Students

  1. 1 :  deep enough and wide enough to permit passage of ships <a navigable river>

  2. 2 :  possible to steer <a navigable balloon>

navigability

\ˌna-vi-gə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun


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