Dictionary: NAU'SE-A-TING – NAV'I-GATE

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Lothing; rejecting with disgust.


The act of nauseating.


Lothesome; disgustful; disgusting; regarded with abhorrence; as, a nauseous drug or medicine.


Lothesomely; disgustfully.


Lothesomeness; quality of exciting disgust; as, the nauseousness of a drug or medicine. The nauseousness of such company disgusts a reasonable man. Dryden.

NAU'TIC, or NAU'TIC-AL, a. [L. nauticus, from nauta, a seaman, from navis, a ship. See Navy.]

Pertaining to seamen or navigation; as, nautical skill; a nautical almanac.

NAU'TI-LITE, n. [from L. nautilus, a shell-fish.]

A fossil nautilus. Kirwan. Dict.


Resembling the nautilus.

NAU'TIL-OID, n. [Nautilus and ειδος.]

That which has the form of the nautilus.

NAU'TI-LUS, n. [L.; Gr. ναυτιλος, from ναυς, a ship.]

  1. The name of a small genus of cephalopodous molluscs. The animal has the sack, eyes, parrot-beak, and funnel of the other cephalopodes, but its mouth, instead of the large arms and feet, is surrounded by several circles of numerous small tentacles without cups. The shell is a spiral, symmetrical and chambered shell, i. e. divided into several cavities by partitions. Its lamins cross suddenly even in the last turns of the spine, which not only touch the preceding ones, but envelop them. The siphon occupies the center of each partition. Cuvier.
  2. A loose popular name applied to the shells of several different genera of mollusca. The animal which is said to sail in its shell, upon the surface of the water, is the Argonauta Argo, very different from the nautilus. Perhaps nautilus may be said to be its poetical name. Learn of the little nautilus to sail. Pope.

NA'VAL, a. [L. navalis, from navis, Gr. ναυς, a ship.]

  1. Consisting of ships; as, a naval force or armament.
  2. Pertaining to ships; as, naval stores.


Naval affairs. [Not used.] Clarendon.

NA'VARCH, n. [Gr. ναυαρχος.]

In ancient Greece, the commander of a fleet. Mitford.

NAV'ARCH-Y, n. [from L. navarchus, an admiral.]

Knowledge of managing ships. Petty.

NAVE, n. [Sax. nafa, nafu; Dan. nav; G. nabe; Sw. naf.]

  1. The thick piece of timber in the center of a wheel, in which the spokes are inserted; called also the hub or hob.
  2. The middle or body of a church extending from the baluster or rail of the door, to the chief choir. Encyc.

NA'VEL, n. [na'vl; Sax. nafela, from nafa, nave; D. navel; G. nabel; Sw. nafle; Dan. navle; Zend. nafo; Pehlavi, naf; Sans. nabha; Pers. نَاف naf.]

The center of the lower part of the abdomen, or the point where the umbilical cord passes out of the fetus. The umbilical cord is a collection of vessels by which the fetus of an animal communicates with the parent by means of the placenta, to which it is attached. Encyc.


A bruise on the top of the chine of the back of a horse, behind the saddle. Johnson.


The umbilical cord. [See Newt.]


A plant of the genus Cotyledon. It has the appearance of house-leek.

NAV'EW, n. [L. napus; Sax. næpe.]

A plant of the genus Brassica. It has a spindle-shaped root, less than the turnep. Encyc. Miller.

NA-VIC'U-LAR, a. [L. navicula, a little ship.]

  1. Relating to small ships or boats. Bryant.
  2. Shaped like a boat; cymbiform. The navicular bone is the scaphoid bone of the wrist. Coxe. Quincy.

NAV'I-GA-BLE, a. [L. navigabilis, from navigo, to sail, from navis, a ship.]

That may be navigated or passed in ships or vessels; as, a navigable river.


The quality or state of being navigable.

NAV'I-GA-BLY, adv.

In a navigable manner.

NAV'I-GATE, v.i. [L. navigo, from navis, a ship; Ir. snam-haim.]

To pass on water in ships; to sail. The Phoenicians navigated to the extremities of the Western ocean. Arbuthnot.