Word of the Day: Navigator

/ návəɡādər/, noun:

1. a person skilled or engaged in navigation*

The wind and the waves are always on the side of the ablest navigator.” Edmund Gibbon,1737 – 1794

2. an explorer by sea

example: Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama was the first person to sail directly from Europe to India.

*navigation /navəˈɡāSH(ə)n/, noun:

1. the act or process of directing the course of travel

History is a guide to navigation in perilous times. History is who we are and why we are the way we are.” David McCullough, 1933 –

2. the act of moving in a boat or ship over an area of water

Men might as well project a voyage to the Moon as attempt to employ steam navigation against the stormy North Atlantic Ocean.” Dionysus Lardner, 1793 – 1859