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navigable Explained

navigable at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


navigable at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adj a river, lake etc that is navigable is deep and wide enough for ships to travel on// -- navigability/n[zB024]v[hA369]g[hA353]b[hA366]l[hA369]ti/ n [U] //

navigable at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[ADJ] (Navigation): sailing, seafaring, nautical, maritime, naval, seagoing, coasting, afloat, navigable, aerial, aeronautic.

navigable at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

(of rivers, etc.) wide and deep enough for ships and boats to sail on
navigability noun [U]

NAVIGABLE at English => English (Bouviers Law) Of Explained:

NAVIGABLE. Capable of being navigated.
2. In law, the term navigable is applied to the sea, to arms of the
sea, and to rivers in which the tide flows and reflows. 5 Taunt. R. 705; S.
C. Eng. Com. Law Rep. 240; 5 Pick. R. 199; Ang. Tide Wat. 62; 1 Bouv. Inst.
n. 428.
3. In North Carolina; 1 M'Cord, R. 580; 2 Dev. R. 30; 3 Dev. R. 59; and
in Pennsylvania; 2 Binn. R. 75; 14 S. & R. 71; the navigability of a river
does not depend upon the ebb and flow of the tide, but a stream navigable by
sea vessels is a navigable river.
4. By the common law, such rivers as are navigable in the popular sense
of the word, whether the tide ebb and flow in them or not, are public
highways. Ang. Tide Wat. 62; Ang. Wat. Courses, 205 1 Pick. 180; 5 Pick.
199; 1 Halst. 1; 4 Call, 441: 3 Blackf. 136. Vide Arm of the sea; Reliction;

Navigable at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Navigable \Nav"i*ga*ble\, a. [L. navigabilis: cf. F. navigable.
See {Navigate}.]
Capable of being navigated; deep enough and wide enough to
afford passage to vessels; as, a navigable river.

Note: By the comon law, a river is considered as navigable
only so far as the tide ebbs and flows in it. This is
also the doctrine in several of the United tates. In
other States, the doctrine of thje civil law prevails,
which is, that a navigable river is a river capable of
being navigated, in the common sense of the term.
--Kent. Burrill. -- {Nav"i*ga*ble*ness}, n. --
{Nav"i*ga*bly}, adv.

navigable at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

adj : able to be sailed on or through safely; "navigable waters";
"a navigable channel"

navigable at English (WD) Of Explained:



Inter: en-ad » j
  • (for a body of water: sea, river etc.): capable of being navigated; deep enough and wide enough to afford passage to vessels.
    1. (for a boat): seaworthy; in a navigable state; steerable.
    2. (for a balloon): steerable, dirigible
    3. Easy to navigate.
    4. : This Web site isnt very navigable. I can't tell which image links to which page.''

      Derived terms

      * navigability

  • unnavigable

    Related terms

    * navigatable
  • navigate
  • navigation
  • navigator


    Inter: trans-top » for a body of water: sea, river etc.
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|bevaarbaar
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|navigebla
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|purjehduskelpoinen
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|navigable

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • German: Inter: t- » de|schiffbar
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|пловен|m|tr=plóven, Inter: t- » mk|пловна|f|tr=plóvna, Inter: t- » mk|пловно|n|tr=plóvno
    • Manx: Inter: t- » gv|yn-shiaulley

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » for a boat
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|merikelpoinen
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|пловен|m|tr=plóven

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Manx: Inter: t- » gv|yn-stiurey

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » for a balloon
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|пловен|m|tr=plóven

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-top » |
    • Ido: navigebla

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Portuguese: navegável

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

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    • Inter: R:Century 191 » 1
    • Inter: R:OneLoo » k



    From Inter: suffix » naviguer|able|lang=fr


    Inter: fr-adj-m » f
  • navigable

  • Translation: et » navigable
    Translation: el » navigable
    Translation: fa » navigable
    Translation: fr » navigable
    Translation: gl » navigable
    Translation: io » navigable
    Translation: it » navigable
    Translation: kn » navigable
    Translation: hu » navigable
    Translation: ml » navigable
    Translation: my » navigable
    Translation: oc » navigable
    Translation: pl » navigable
    Translation: pt » navigable
    Translation: fi » navigable
    Translation: ta » navigable
    Translation: te » navigable
    Translation: vi » navigable
    Translation: zh » navigable