from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The theory and practice of navigating, especially the charting of a course for a ship or aircraft.
- n. Travel or traffic by vessels, especially commercial shipping.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The theory, practice and technology of charting a course for a ship, aircraft or a spaceship
- n. Traffic or travel by vessel, especially commercial shipping
- n. A canal
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of navigating; the act of passing on water in ships or other vessels; the state of being navigable.
- n. The science or art of conducting ships or vessels from one place to another, including, more especially, the method of determining a ship's position, course, distance passed over, etc., on the surface of the globe, by the principles of geometry and astronomy.
- n. The management of sails, rudder, etc.; the mechanics of traveling by water; seamanship.
- n. Ships in general.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of navigating; the act of moving on water in ships or other vessels; sailing: as, the navigation of the northern seas; also, by extension, the act of “sailing” through the air in a balloon (see aërial navigation, below).
- n. The science or art of directing the course of vessels as they sail from one part of the world to another.
- n. Ships in general; shipping.
- n. An artificial waterway, or a part of a natural waterway that has been made navigable; a canal. Also navvy. See navvy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the work of a sailor
- n. ship traffic
- n. the guidance of ships or airplanes from place to place
From Latin nāvigātiōnem, accusative singular of nāvigātiō ("sailing, navigation"), from nāvigātus, perfect passive participle of nāvigō ("sail"). (Wiktionary)