seafarer

[ see-fair-er ]
/ ˈsiˌfɛər ər /

noun

a sailor.
a traveler on the sea.

Nearby words

  1. seacoal,
  2. seacoast,
  3. seacock,
  4. seadog,
  5. seadrome,
  6. seafaring,
  7. seafloor,
  8. seafloor spreading,
  9. seafood,
  10. 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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