#267. [Locomotion by water, or air.] Navigation. -- N. navigation; aquatics; boating, yachting; ship &c. 273; oar, paddle, screw, sail, canvas, aileron.
natation[obs], swimming; fin, flipper, fish's tail.
aerostation[obs], aerostatics[obs], aeronautics; balloonery[obs]; balloon &c. 273; ballooning, aviation, airmanship; flying, flight, volitation[obs]; wing, pinion; rocketry, space travel, astronautics, orbital mechanics, orbiting.
voyage, sail, cruise, passage, circumnavigation, periplus[obs]; headway, sternway, leeway; fairway.
mariner &c. 269.
flight, trip; shuttle, run, airlift.
V. sail; put to sea &c. (depart) 293; take ship, get under way; set sail, spread sail, spread canvas; gather way, have way on; make sail, carry sail; plow the waves, plow the deep, plow the main, plow the ocean; walk the waters.
navigate, warp, luff[obs], scud, boom, kedge; drift, course, cruise, coast; hug the shore, hug the land; circumnavigate.
ply the oar, row, paddle, pull, scull, punt, steam.
swim, float; buffet the waves, ride the storm, skim, effleurer[Fr], dive, wade.
fly, be wafted, hover, soar, flutter, jet, orbit, rocket; take wing, take a flight, take off, ascend, blast off, land, alight; wing one's flight, wing one's way; aviate; parachute, jump, glide.
Adj. sailing &c. v.; volant[obs], aerostatic[obs]; seafaring, nautical, maritime, naval; seagoing, coasting; afloat; navigable; aerial, aeronautic; grallatory[obs].
Adv. under way, under sail, under canvas, under steam; on the wing, in flight, in orbit.
Phr. bon voyage; "spread the thin oar and catch the driving gale" [Pope].