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Definition of "circumnavigate" [cir•cum•nav•i•gate]

  • To proceed completely around: circumnavigating the earth. (verb-transitive)
  • To go around; circumvent: circumnavigate the downtown traffic. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "circumnavigate" in a sentence
  • "The record for the youngest person to circumnavigate is held by 17-year-old Mike Perham of Britain."
  • "3. Indirect free kick - trying to mess around with the laws of the game I believe the word used is "circumnavigate" a la Magellan"
  • "Making a mental note that he would come back some time and study the class of persons that must sit and drink at those multitudinous tables, he proceeded to circumnavigate the room."