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[wey-fair-ing] /ˈweɪˌfɛər ɪŋ/
adjective, noun
traveling, especially on foot.
Origin of wayfaring
First recorded in 1530-40; way1 + fare + -ing1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for wayfaring
Historical Examples
  • Oh that I had in the wilderness a lodging-place of wayfaring men!

    Familiar Quotations John Bartlett
  • A wayfaring man means one who is on the way, one who lives on the way.

    Sanctification J. W. Byers
  • So clear-cut is it that any wayfaring man, though a fool, cannot mistake it.

  • Hast thou peace and provender for a wayfaring knight and horse?

    The Red Tavern

    Charles Raymond Macauley
  • A favourite halting-place is this for wayfaring folk of all sorts.

    The Gypsy's Parson George Hall
  • There was perpetual novelty and freshness in this mode of wayfaring.

  • Some man that wayfaring was stood by housedoor at night's oncoming.

    Ulysses James Joyce
  • Alison, go your ways, and sing to me the ballad of the wayfaring man.

    Merkland Mrs. Oliphant
  • Every thing concerning our practice is plain even to wayfaring men.

  • The law of hospitality opened all doors to the wayfaring freeman.

    Women of England, Volume 9 (of 10) Burleigh James Bartlett
Word Origin and History for wayfaring

Old English wegfarende; see way + fare (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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