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Definition 1: the guidance of ships or airplanes from place to place - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for navigation in the sense of this definition

(navigation is a kind of ...) the act of setting and holding a course

"a new council was installed under the direction of the king"

(... is a kind of navigation ) navigation of an airplane solely by instruments

(... is a kind of navigation ) navigating according to the positions of the stars

(... is a kind of navigation ) navigation without the aid of celestial observations

(navigation is the domain which ... is member of) sail closer to the wind than

(navigation is the domain which ... is member of) turn into the wind

"The sailors decided to tack the boat" "The boat tacked"

(navigation is the domain which ... is member of) turn away from the wind

"The sailors decided it was time to wear ship"

(navigation is the domain which ... is member of) travel by ferry

(navigation is the domain which ... is member of) transport by ferry

(navigation is the domain which ... is member of) transport from one place to another

(navigation is the domain which ... is member of) transport on a raft

"raft wood down a river"

(navigation is the domain which ... is member of) run before a gale

(navigation is the domain which ... is member of) sail with much tacking or with difficulty

"The boat beat in the strong wind"

(navigation is the domain which ... is member of) travel on water propelled by wind

"I love sailing, especially on the open sea" "the ship sails on"

(navigation is the domain which ... is member of) travel in a yacht

(navigation is the domain which ... is member of) travel by means of steam power

"The ship steamed off into the Pacific"

(navigation is the domain which ... is member of) ride in a boat on water

(navigation is the domain which ... is member of) sail to the windward of

(navigation is the domain which ... is member of) sail close to the wind

(navigation is the domain which ... is member of) sail towards another vessel, of a ship

(navigation is the domain which ... is member of) transport by barge on a body of water

Definition 2: the work of a sailor - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for navigation in the sense of this definition

(navigation is a kind of ...) the occupation for which you are paid

"he is looking for employment" "a lot of people are out of work"

(... is a kind of navigation ) navigation in coastal waters

(navigation is a part of ...) the act of steering a ship

(navigation is the domain which ... is member of) (nautical) the distance traveled by a sailing vessel on a single tack

(navigation is the domain which ... is member of) (nautical) each of the eight half-hour units of nautical time signaled by strokes of a ship's bell; eight bells signals 4:00, 8:00, or 12:00 o'clock, either a.m. or p.m.

(navigation is the domain which ... is member of) (nautical) at the ends of the transverse deck beams of a vessel

"on her beam-ends"

(navigation is the domain which ... is member of) (nautical) the event of a boat accidentally turning over in the water

(navigation is the domain which ... is member of) (nautical) a rope used in towing

(navigation is the domain which ... is member of) (nautical) chamber or compartment in which the furnaces of a ship are stoked or fired

(navigation is the domain which ... is member of) (nautical) the principal upright timber at the stern of a vessel

(navigation is the domain which ... is member of) (nautical) brace consisting of a heavy rope or wire cable used as a support for a mast or spar

(navigation is the domain which ... is member of) (nautical) the minimum rate of motion needed for a vessel to be maneuvered

(navigation is the domain which ... is member of) steer away from shore, of ships

(navigation is the domain which ... is member of) turn to the right, of helms or rudders

(navigation is the domain which ... is member of) having the sails trimmed for sailing as close to the wind as possible

(navigation is the domain which ... is member of) situated at or toward the bow of a vessel

(navigation is the domain which ... is member of) (of an anchor) just clear of the bottom

(navigation is the domain which ... is member of) fitted or equipped with necessary rigging (sails and shrouds and stays etc)

(navigation is the domain which ... is member of) stripped of rigging

(navigation is the domain which ... is member of) parallel with the keel of a boat or ship

(navigation is the domain which ... is member of) (nautical) small stuff consisting of a lightweight rope made of several rope yarns loosely wound together

(navigation is the domain which ... is member of) (nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind

(navigation is the domain which ... is member of) (nautical) the act of changing tack

(navigation is the domain which ... is member of) (nautical) a portable ladder hung over the side of a vessel to give access to small boats alongside

(navigation is the domain which ... is member of) (nautical) a short line with an eye at one end and a knot at the other; used to secure loose items on a ship

(navigation is the domain which ... is member of) (nautical) a well where seepage drains to be pumped away

(navigation is the domain which ... is member of) (nautical) the inboard end of a line or cable especially the end that is wound around a bitt

(navigation is the domain which ... is member of) a triangular wooden float attached to the end of a log line

(navigation is the domain which ... is member of) (nautical) a round hardwood disk with holes and a grooved perimeter used to tighten a shroud

(navigation is the domain which ... is member of) (nautical) a plate on a ship's stern on which the name is inscribed

(navigation is the domain which ... is member of) (nautical) a hanging ladder of ropes or chains supporting wooden or metal rungs or steps

(navigation is the domain which ... is member of) (nautical) a line used for extending or fastening rigging on ships

(navigation is the domain which ... is member of) (nautical) plumb line for determining depth

(navigation is the domain which ... is member of) (nautical) the forward edge of a fore-and-aft sail that is next to the mast

(navigation is the domain which ... is member of) (nautical) the top surface of an enclosed space on a ship

(navigation is the domain which ... is member of) (nautical) a small horizontal rope between the shrouds of a sailing ship; they form a ladder for climbing aloft

(navigation is the domain which ... is member of) (nautical) steering mechanism consisting of a hinged vertical plate mounted at the stern of a vessel

(navigation is the domain which ... is member of) (nautical) ladder to be lowered over a ship's side for coming aboard

(navigation is the domain which ... is member of) nearly opposite to the direction from which wind is coming

"sailing close to the wind"

Definition 3: ship traffic - [noun denoting act]

Samples where navigation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the channel will be open to navigation as soon as the ice melts

(navigation is a kind of ...) the commercial enterprise of moving goods and materials

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