[ nav-i-gey-ter ]
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  1. a person who navigates.

  2. a person who practices, or is skilled in, navigation, as of ships or aircraft.

  1. a person who conducts explorations by sea.

  2. British. a navvy.

Origin of navigator

First recorded in 1580–90, navigator is from the Latin word nāvigātor a sailor, mariner. See navigate, -tor

Words Nearby navigator Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use navigator in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for navigator


/ (ˈnævɪˌɡeɪtə) /

  1. a person who is skilled in or performs navigation, esp on a ship or aircraft

  2. (esp formerly) a person who explores by ship

  1. an instrument or device for assisting a pilot to navigate an aircraft

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