a sailor.
a traveler on the sea.

Origin of seafarer

1505–15; sea + farer Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for seafarer

mate, mariner, pirate, bluejacket, boater, middy

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British Dictionary definitions for seafarer



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

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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