- wide or deep enough, or free enough from obstructions, for the passage of ships: a navigable river
- that can be steered, or directed: a navigable balloon
Origin of navigableClassical Latin navigabilis from navigare: see navigate
- Sufficiently deep or wide to provide passage for vessels: navigable waters; a navigable river.
- Capable of being steered. Used of boats, ships, or aircraft.
- nav′i·ga·bil′i·ty nav′i·ga·ble·ness
(comparative more navigable, superlative most navigable)
- (for a body of water: sea, river etc.): capable of being navigated; deep enough and wide enough to afford passage to vessels.
- (for a boat): seaworthy; in a navigable state; steerable.
- (for a balloon): steerable, dirigible
- Easy to navigate.
- This Web site isn't very navigable. I can't tell which image links to which page.