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Webster 1913 Edition


Navigable

Nav′i-ga-ble

,
Adj.
[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
.
☞ By the common 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 States. In other States, the doctrine of the 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
,
Noun.
Nav′i-ga-bly
,
adv.

Webster 1828 Edition


Navigable

NAVIGABLE

,
Adj.
[L. From navigo, to sail, from navis, a ship] To pass on water in ships; to sail.
The Phoenicians navigated to the extremities of the Western ocean.

Definition 2022


navigable

navigable

English

Adjective

navigable (comparative more navigable, superlative most navigable)

  1. (of a body of water) Capable of being navigated; deep enough and wide enough to afford passage to vessels.
  2. (of a boat) seaworthy; in a navigable state; steerable.
  3. (of a balloon) steerable, dirigible
  4. Easy to navigate.
    This Web site isn't very navigable. I can't tell which image links to which page.

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French

Etymology

From naviguer + -able

Adjective

navigable m, f (plural navigables)

  1. navigable