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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Sufficiently deep or wide to provide passage for vessels.
  • adjective Capable of being steered. Used of boats, ships, or aircraft.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Capable of being navigated; affording passage to ships: as, a navigable river.
  • Subject to a public right of water-passage for persons or property.

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

  • adjective Capable of being navigated; deep enough and wide enough to afford passage to vessels.

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

  • adjective : capable of being navigated; deep enough and wide enough to afford passage to vessels.
  • adjective : seaworthy; in a navigable state; steerable.
  • adjective : steerable, dirigible
  • adjective Easy to navigate.

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

  • adjective able to be sailed on or through safely

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