Nav·i·gate v. i. [imp. & p. p. Navigated p. pr. & vb. n. Navigating.]
1. To journey by water; to go in a vessel or ship; to perform the duties of a navigator; to use the waters as a highway or channel for commerce or communication; to sail.
The Phenicians navigated to the extremities of the Western Ocean. --Arbuthnot.
Nav·i·gate, v. t.
1. To pass over in ships; to sail over or on; as, to navigate the Atlantic.
2. To steer, direct, or manage in sailing; to conduct (ships) upon the water by the art or skill of seamen; as, to navigate a ship.
v 1: travel by boat on a boat propelled by wind or by other
means; "The QE2 will sail to Southampton tomorrow" [syn:
2: act as the navigator in a car, plane, or vessel and plan,
direct, plot the path and position of the conveyance; "Is
anyone volunteering to navigate during the trip?"; "Who
was navigating the ship during the accident?" [syn: pilot]
3: direct carefully and safely; "He navigated his way to the