from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To proceed completely around: circumnavigating the earth.
- transitive v. To go around; circumvent: circumnavigate the downtown traffic.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To travel completely around somewhere or something, especially by sail.
- v. To circumvent or bypass.
- v. To sail around the world.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To sail completely round.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To sail round; pass round by water: as, to circumnavigate the globe.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. travel around, either by plane or ship
From Latin circumnāvigātus, perfect passive participle of circumnāvigō ("sail round something, circumnavigate"), from circum ("about, around") + nāvigō ("sail, navigate"), from nāvis ("ship") + agō ("do"). (Wiktionary)