nautical

  • 1 Nautical — Nau tic*al, a. [L. nauticus, Gr. naytiko s, fr. nay ths a seaman, sailor, fr. nay^s ship: cf. F. nautique. See {Nave} of a church.] Of or pertaining to seamen, to the art of navigation, or to ships; as, nautical skill. [1913 Webster] Syn: Naval;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 nautical — nau‧ti‧cal [ˈnɔːtɪkl ǁ ˈnɒː ] adjective connected with ships or sailing: • a nautical information database used for making charts * * * nautical UK US /ˈnɔːtɪkəl/ adjective TRANSPORT ► relating to ships, sailing, or sailors: »The town is proud… …

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  • 3 nautical — (adj.) 1550s, from AL (Cf. al) (1) + nautic from M.Fr. nautique, from L. nauticus pertaining to ships or sailors, from Gk. nautikos seafaring, naval, from nautes sailor, from naus ship, from PIE *nau boat (see …

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  • 4 nautical — *marine, maritime, naval …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 nautical — / naval [adj] concerning ships, sea abyssal, aquatic, boating, cruising, deep sea, marine, maritime, navigating, navigational, oceangoing, oceanic, oceanographic, pelagic, rowing, sailing, sailorly, salty, seafaring, seagoing, sea loving,… …

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  • 6 nautical — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ of or concerning sailors or navigation; maritime. DERIVATIVES nautically adverb. ORIGIN Greek nautikos, from naut s sailor …

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  • 7 nautical — [nôt′i kəl] adj. [Fr nautique < L nauticus < Gr nautikos < nautēs, sailor, seaman < naus, a ship: see NAVY] of or having to do with sailors, ships, or navigation nautically adv …

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  • 8 nautical — [[t]nɔ͟ːtɪk(ə)l[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n Nautical means relating to ships and sailing. ...a nautical chart of the region you sail …

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  • 9 nautical — adj. of or concerning sailors or navigation; naval; maritime. Phrases and idioms: nautical almanac a yearbook containing astronomical and tidal information for navigators etc. nautical mile a unit of approx. 2,025 yards (1,852 metres): also… …

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  • 10 nautical — nauticality /naw ti kal i tee, not i /, n. nautically, adv. /naw ti keuhl, not i /, adj. of or pertaining to sailors, ships, or navigation: nautical terms. [1545 55; < L nautic(us) pertaining to ships or sailors ( < Gk nautikós, equiv. to naû(s)… …

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  • 11 nautical — adjective /ˈnɔːtɪkl/ Relating to or involving ships or shipping or navigation or seamen; nautical charts ; maritime law ; marine insurance …

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  • 12 nautical — adj. Nautical is used with these nouns: ↑chart, ↑mile …

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  • 13 nautical — nau|ti|cal [ˈno:tıkəl US ˈno: ] adj [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: nauticus, from Greek, from nautes sailor , from naus ship ] relating to ships, boats, or sailing ▪ All the waiters were dressed in nautical attire …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 nautical — adjective a library of nautical history and literature Syn: maritime, marine, naval, seafaring; boating, sailing …

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  • 15 nautical — /ˈnɔtɪkəl / (say nawtikuhl) adjective of or relating to sailors, ships, or navigation: nautical terms. {Latin nauticus (from Greek nautikos relating to ships or sailors) + al1} –nautically, adverb …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 16 nautical — adjective Etymology: Latin nauticus, from Greek nautikos, from nautēs sailor, from naus ship more at nave Date: 1552 of, relating to, or associated with seamen, navigation, or ships • nautically adverb …

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  • 17 nautical — Synonyms and related words: bathymetric, bathyorographical, boating, deep sea, hydrographic, marine, maritime, naval, navigational, ocean going, oceanic, oceanographic, pelagic, sailing, salty, seafaring, seagoing, seamanlike, seamanly,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 nautical — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. marine, maritime; oceangoing. See navigation. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. maritime, ocean going, marine, naval, oceanic, deep sea, aquatic, sailing, seafaring, seaworthy, sea going, boating, rowing …

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  • 19 nautical — nau|ti|cal [ nɔtıkl ] adjective relating to ships and sailing ╾ nau|ti|cal|ly [ nɔtıkli ] adverb …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 nautical — nau·ti·cal || nɔːtɪkl adj. of or pertaining to seafaring; of sea vessels, of ships; of or connected to sea navigation …

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