- a sailor.
- a traveler on the sea.
Origin of seafarer
1505–15; sea + farer
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Examples from the Web for seafarer
Kotzebue says that he was the first seafarer who visited the island.The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II
"For the crew it is," replied the seafarer gravely, again with the ghost of a wink.The Wind in the Willows
From the most ancient times they have been the friends of the seafarer!South America To-day
He was not dying like a seafarer who had fairly earned his reputation.The Battle Of The Strong, Complete
There, by every nation, every seafarer, he will remain a shunned and abhorred Ishmael for all time.Merchantmen-at-Arms
David W. Bone
- a traveller who goes by sea
- a less common word for sailor
Word Origin and History for seafarer
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