circumnavigation love



from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of sailing round the earth, or any body of land or water.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of circumnavigating, or sailing round.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of circumnavigating, or sailing round.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun traveling around something (by ship or plane)


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  • "A witness described the eighteen survivors of the earth's first circumnavigation as wan and skinny; their boat having more holes than a sieve. When the Victoria arrived in Spain, its hold contained twenty-six tons of cloves, nutmegs, and cinnamon. Sold in Antwerp a year later, the returns covered the entire cost of the expedition plus a 6 percent profit."

    --Joyce Appleby, Shores of Knowledge: New World Discoveries and the Scientific Imagination (New York and London: W.W. Norton & Co., 2013), p. 56

    December 28, 2016