Word of the Day: circumnavigate

The word circumnavigate has appeared in 16 articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on Jan. 20 in “She Flew Around the World in 155 Days. She’s Only 19.” by Mike Ives:

She could have started college. Instead, she spent five months flying more than 32,000 miles across five continents.

“My name is Zara Rutherford, a teenager,” she told the internet after leaving Belgium in August. “I’m attempting to fly solo around the world,” she said, aiming to be the youngest woman ever to do so.

… As delays piled up, Ms. Rutherford fell more than two months behind schedule. But she didn’t quit. When she landed in the Belgian city of Kortrijk on Thursday, she became the youngest woman to circumnavigate the globe solo. Supporters lined up on the tarmac to show their support and welcome her home.

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