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seafarer

[ see-fair-er ]
/ ˈsiˌfɛər ər /
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noun

a sailor.
a traveler on the sea.

RELATED WORDS

mate, mariner, pirate, bluejacket, boater, middy

Nearby words

seacoal, seacoast, seacock, seadog, seadrome, seafarer, seafaring, seafloor, seafloor spreading, seafood, seaford

Origin of seafarer

1505–15; sea + farer
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British Dictionary definitions for seafarer

seafarer

/ (ˈsiːˌfɛərə) /

noun

a traveller who goes by sea
a less common word for sailor
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Word Origin and History for seafarer

seafarer


n.

1510s, from sea + agent noun from fare (n.). The Anglo-Saxon poem known by this name since at least 1842 was untitled in original MS.

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