# Definitions and Synonyms of *navigation* | Another word for *navigation* | What is *navigation? *

*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

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

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*"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*