Circumnavigate (verb)

  1. To sail around (something).
  2. To travel around (something) completely.
  3. To go around something.


Late 16th century (in the sense "sail round"): from latin circumnavigat- "sailed round", from the verb circumnavigare, from circum "around" + navigare "to sail".


  1. The sailors circumnavigated the globe in a three-year journey.
  2. He decided to circumnavigate the island on foot.
  3. The first circumnavigation of Earth by a ship was completed by the voyage of Ferdinand Magellan in 1522.
  4. The expedition is attempting to be the first to circumnavigate the world in a solar-powered boat.
  5. She circumnavigated the city center to avoid the traffic.
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