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Wordnet 3.0

VERB (1)

1. travel around, either by plane or ship;
- Example: "We compassed the earth"
[syn: circumnavigate, compass]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Circumnavigate \Cir`cum*nav"i*gate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Circumnavigated; p. pr. & vb. n. Circumnavigating.] [L. circumnavigatus, p. p. of circumnavigare to sail round; circum + navigare to navigate.] To sail completely round. [1913 Webster] Having circumnavigated the whole earth. --T. Fuller. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

circumnavigate v 1: travel around, either by plane or ship; "We compassed the earth" [syn: circumnavigate, compass]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

59 Moby Thesaurus words for "circumnavigate": boat, bypass, canoe, carry sail, circle, circuit, circuiteer, circulate, circumambulate, circummigrate, circumvent, close the circle, coast, come full circle, compass, cross, cruise, cycle, describe a circle, detour, encircle, encompass, flank, girdle, girdle the globe, go about, go around, go by ship, go on shipboard, go round, go the round, go to sea, gyre, lap, make a circuit, make a passage, motorboat, navigate, orbit, ply, revolve, round, row, run, sail, sail round, sail the sea, scull, seafare, skirt, spiral, steam, steamboat, surround, take a voyage, traverse, voyage, wheel, yacht