• WordNet 3.6
    • n navigator in earlier times, a person who explored by ship
    • n navigator the member of an aircrew who is responsible for the aircraft's course
    • n navigator the ship's officer in charge of navigation
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Honeybees use the sun as a compass which helps them navigate
    • n Navigator One who navigates or sails; esp., one who direct the course of a ship, or one who is skillful in the art of navigation; also, a book which teaches the art of navigation; as, Bowditch's Navigator .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Honeybees navigate using the sun as a compass, even when it is hidden behind clouds - they find it via the polarization of ultraviolet light from areas of blue sky.
    • n navigator One who navigates or sails; especially, one who directs the course of a ship, or is skilful in the art of navigation. In the merchant marine the commanding officer usually navigates the vessel; in men-of-war, of nearly all nationalities, one of the line-officers or executive officers (in the United States navy the third in rank) is detailed for that duty. In the United states navy the navigator, in addition to his other duties, has charge of the log-book, of the steering-gear, of the anchors and chains, and of the stowage of the hold, and has also general supervision of the ordnance and ordnance-stores.
    • n navigator A laborer on a “navigation” or canal (see navigation, 4), or on a railway. Now usually abbreviated navvy (see navvy).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Navigator one who navigates or sails: one who directs the course of a ship
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  • Edward Gibbon
    “The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “The most advanced nations are always those who navigate the most.”
  • Gerald G. Jampolsky
    Gerald G. Jampolsky
    “The best way to navigate through life is to give up all of our controls.”
  • Norman Douglas
    “He talks about the Scylla of Atheism and the Charybdis of Christianity -- a state of mind which, by the way, is not conducive to bold navigation.”
  • Robert Orben
    Robert Orben
    “Time flies. It's up to you to be the navigator.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. navigāre, -ātumnavis, a ship, agĕre, to drive.


In literature:

But later on it was found that by cutting her down it might be possible to navigate her to England.
"The Naval Pioneers of Australia and Walter Jeffery" by Louis Becke
Early navigation, owing to its limitations, purposely restricted itself to the known.
"Influences of Geographic Environment" by Ellen Churchill Semple
Singular Situation with respect to the pretended Discoveries of former Navigators.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 17" by Robert Kerr
Early in the history of steam navigation they became exclusively the property of corporations.
"American Merchant Ships and Sailors" by Willis J. Abbot
Fifteen or twenty of the fellows are studying navigation.
"Outward Bound" by Oliver Optic
The walls and guns of Quebec may prove too much for them, but not the navigation of the St.
"French and English" by Evelyn Everett-Green
This is the most beautiful people and the most civilized in customs that we have found in this navigation.
"Great Epochs in American History, Volume I." by Various
They are all navigable, more or less.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898, Volume XXI, 1624" by Various
We can imagine the impatience with which the friends of the Swedish navigator waited for the details of the expedition.
"The Waif of the "Cynthia"" by André Laurie and Jules Verne
So I perforce remain, to the injury of my caste, which forbids navigation.
"In Clive's Command" by Herbert Strang

In poetry:

And messages from shipwrecked folk
Will navigate the moon-led main,
And painted boards of splintered oak
Their port regain.
"The Letter L" by Jean Ingelow
Navigation was always a difficult art,
Though with only one ship and one bell:
And he feared he must really decline, for his part,
Undertaking another as well.
"The Hunting Of The Snark " by Lewis Carroll
After the event — and he such a worldly navigator!
He broke with all his relations
And lived in his sad, solitary cottage:
(For a time, there was even fear, for his sanity...)
"Japan —Nagasaki" by Henry Jean-Marie Levet
But what should a boy placed in my situation
Know about lines laid across the big sea!
But, faith, this I know, and without navigation,
I'm at the wrong side of the line, anyway.
"Paddy's Letter, 1857" by Anonymous Oceania
Each thing is full of dutie:
Waters united are our navigation;
Distinguished, our habitation;
Below, our drink; above, our meat:
Both are our cleanlinesse. Hath one such beautie?
Then how are all things neat!
"Man" by George Herbert
Sleep navigates the tides of time;
The dry Sargasso of the tomb
Gives up its dead to such a working sea;
And sleep rolls mute above the beds
Where fishes' food is fed the shades
Who periscope through flowers to the sky.
"When Once The Twilight Locks No Longer" by Dylan Thomas

In news:

A poor schmuck navigates the world of rich bastard burgers.
Our resident foodies are here to help you navigate all things culinary.
WFUM 91.1 will be off air starting at 10 a.m. Jump to Navigation.
To manage your privacy on Facebook, you will need to navigate through 50 settings with more than 170 options.
0The classic 1985 coming-of-age tale, about a pack of recent Georgetown grads doing their best to navigate the real world, made Demi Moore a household name.
Navigating Rough Economic Times with Savvy Strategy Delivers Long-Term Benefits.
Navigating the grey zone of popular erotica .
The female characters are learning how to navigate the tricky gender politics of Westeros.
The thrill is the skill you develop at navigating the whitewater.
Can we create public spaces that are navigable without cell phones.
Once wrote a song about navigating the music industry called "Unprotected Sex with Multiple Partners".
The global positioning system (GPS) is a space-based satellite navigation system providing location data coupled with time information worldwide.
Three Men Go to War can be seen on Tuesday, October 23rd at 7:00 p.m. Jump to Navigation.
Investments include a new e-commerce platform and site navigation technology.
Harvesting Chestnuts in the Granite State , Quake Hits Maine, Rattles N.H. Jump to Navigation.

In science:

Firstly, if the server is able to store all the possible encoding prediction paths between the achievable views, the user can receive only the required frames (with a prediction corresponding to its navigation path) at low bitrates.
Navigation domain partitioning for interactive multiview imaging
Unfortunately, all of these solutions remain limited since they restrict the navigation to a small subset of views (the captured ones, generally not numerous), which results in abrupt, unnatural view-switching experience.
Navigation domain partitioning for interactive multiview imaging
A second category of methods try to offer free viewpoint navigation by considering a higher number of achievable views at the receiver.
Navigation domain partitioning for interactive multiview imaging
However, they remain inefficient since the obtained virtual view quality is low and the user navigation capacity is still limited.
Navigation domain partitioning for interactive multiview imaging
However, the navigation is constrained and the data representation does not achieve good compression performance.
Navigation domain partitioning for interactive multiview imaging