navigation

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Travel on water
Nouns
1. navigation; celestial navigation, dead reckoning; circumnavigation; pilotage, steerage; seamanship; navigability.
2. (active boating) boating, yachting, yacht racing, sailing, cruising, voyaging, seafaring; oarsmanship, rowing, sculling, crew, canoeing, paddling, kayaking; boardsailing, sailboarding. See ship, travel.
3. (travel in a boat) voyage, sail, cruise; leg; crossing; boat or yacht race, regatta (see contention); maneuvers.
4. (navigational terms) progress, way; headway, sternway, leeway; sideslip; seaway, [inland or coastal] waterway, sea lane (see passage); buoy (see indication); preacher, deadhead.
5. (one who works on a boat) navigator, sailor, mariner, seaman, seafarer, tar, jack, old salt, able seaman, AB; bluejacket, marine, naval cadet, midshipman, middy; captain, skipper, mate; ferryman, bargeman, bargee; longshoreman, stevedore; gondolier, rower, sculler, canoeist, paddler, oarsman; boatswain, coxswain, bosun, steersman, leadsman, helmsman, pilot (see direction); crew, watch, all hands; shellback. Slang, sea dog, barnacle.
6. (boat storage) anchorage, dock[age], [boat] basin, wharf, quay, port, harbor; marina.
Verbs
1. navigate, sail, steam, cruise; take bearings, pilot, steer, helm (see direction); cast off, set sail, put to sea, take ship, weigh anchor, get under way, spread sail, have sail (see departure); make [head]way, plow the deep, buffet the waves, ride the storm, hug the shore; sail against or into the wind, warp, luff, scud, float, coast; hold a course; drift, yaw; careen, list (see obliquity); tack, jibe, come about; back water; heave into sight, heave to; nose in, bring to; lie or lay to; circumnavigate; put in, cast anchor, moor, dock (see arrival); shipwreck, beach, go aground; scuttle; capsize, founder, sink.
2. row, oar, paddle, feather, pull, scull, punt, raft, float.
Adjectives — sailing, seafaring, nautical, maritime, marine, naval, afloat; seagoing, oceangoing; adrift, afloat, aweigh; navigable.
Adverbs — under way, sail, canvas, or steam; before or against the wind; at anchor; aft, abaft, astern; aground; overboard; on board [ship], on deck, topside; aloft.
Interjections — ahoy! ship ahoy! avast! belay! steady as you go!
Phrases — the good seaman is known in bad weather; heaven protects children, sailors, and drunken men.
Quotations — There is nothing more enticing, disenchanting, and enslaving than the life at sea (Joseph Conrad), There is nothing — absolutely nothing — half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats (Kenneth Grahame), He that will learn to pray, let him go to sea (George Herbert), His heart was mailed with oak and triple brass who first committed a frail ship to the wild seas (Horace), Being in a ship is being in jail, with the chance of being drowned (Samuel Johnson).
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(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. navigating, seamanship, piloting, pilotage, aeronautics, flying, sailing, seafaring, ocean travel, exploration, voyaging, shipping, cruising, steerage, plotting a course, aquatics, boating, yachting, transoceanic travel, transatlantic travel, transpacific travel, arctic travel, coasting, island-hopping, plane sailing, traverse sailing, sailing against the wind, middle sailing, parallel sailing, latitude sailing, mercator sailing, great-circle sailing, spherical navigation; see also travel 1 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
course plotting, course charting, guiding, piloting, steering, conning, manning the helm, taking bearings, seamanship, celestial navigation, dead reckoning.

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