verb (used with object), cir·cum·nav·i·gat·ed, cir·cum·nav·i·gat·ing.
Origin of circumnavigate
Examples from the Web for circumnavigate
What happened to Earhart when she disappeared while attempting to circumnavigate the globe in 1937?Amelia Earhart: New Documentary Searches Underwater for Pilot and Her Plane|Jane Mendelsohn|August 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
A yacht now, with every luxury of life, can circumnavigate the globe.A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World|Charles Darwin
Thus voyaging, you will circumnavigate the island, returning to Na-Wiliwili, and thence in a night to Honolulu.Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich Islands|Charles Nordhoff
But his companions could not be persuaded to approve his scheme of going on to circumnavigate the globe.The History of Cuba, vol. 1|Willis Fletcher Johnson
This is a large and deep bay, which it would have required a day's travel to circumnavigate.
There are topics he might, with memory of past speeches, easily avoid or circumnavigate.
1630s, from Latin circumnavigatus, past participle of circumnavigare "to sail round," from circum "around" (see circum-) + navigare (see navigation). Related: Circumnavigated; circumnavigating; circumnavigable.