Associations to the word «Navigable»


NAVIGABLE, adjective. (of a body of water) Capable of being navigated; deep enough and wide enough to afford passage to vessels.
NAVIGABLE, adjective. (of a boat) seaworthy; in a navigable state; steerable.
NAVIGABLE, adjective. (of a balloon) steerable, dirigible
NAVIGABLE, adjective. Easy to navigate.
NAVIGABLE WATERS, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see navigable,‎ waters.
NAVIGABLE WATERS, noun. (legal) (United States) Those waters that are subject to the ebb and flow of the tide and/or are presently used, or have been used in the past, or may be susceptible for use to transport interstate or foreign commerce. A determination of navigability, once made, applies laterally over the entire surface of the waterbody, and is not extinguished by later actions or events which impede or destroy navigable capacity.

Dictionary definition

NAVIGABLE, adjective. Able to be sailed on or through safely; "navigable waters"; "a navigable channel".

Wise words

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