nav·​i·​ga·​tor ˈna-və-ˌgā-tər How to pronounce navigator (audio)
: one that navigates or is qualified to navigate

Examples of navigator in a Sentence

The crew includes a copilot and a navigator. Would you be willing to act as navigator while I drive? The ship is equipped with a satellite navigator.
Recent Examples on the Web Fazio said access to navigators is critical because the report showed that families live through a great deal of stress and workers in the field don't think the health care system is equipped to help people living with dementia. Ken Alltucker, USA TODAY, 20 Mar. 2024 His stalwart navigator Chik (Ali Suliman) has a bad knee. Courtney Howard, Variety, 13 Mar. 2024 Care navigators will work with people to address immediate needs like food, clothing, water and long-term needs like mental healthcare. Kendrick Calfee, Kansas City Star, 2 Mar. 2024 The vast majority of cases served by nurse navigators — 96 percent — did not require rapid response from a fire engine and/or police car. Lauren J. Mapp, San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 Feb. 2024 Prior to that, Hillary had served in the Royal New Zealand Air Force during World War II as a navigator on Catalina amphibious aircraft. Chris Wheatley, Longreads, 18 Jan. 2024 Both teams slipped back into the desert night, meeting the navigator at a rendezvous point. Brian Murphy, Washington Post, 6 Jan. 2024 Your navigator could get air sickness, your gunners could be too cold to shoot effectively and the plane may malfunction for any number of reasons. Brian Davids, The Hollywood Reporter, 1 Mar. 2024 Additionally, the hotline is not designed to support those experiencing a crisis while under the influence, though navigators can refer people to emergency services or organizations that specialize in crisis intervention. Tiney Ricciardi, The Denver Post, 6 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1574, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of navigator was in 1574

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Cite this Entry

“Navigator.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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nav·​i·​ga·​tor ˈnav-ə-ˌgāt-ər How to pronounce navigator (audio)
: one that navigates or is qualified to navigate

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