seafaring

[ see-fair-ing ]
/ ˈsiˌfɛər ɪŋ /

adjective

traveling by sea.
following the sea as a trade, business, or calling.
of, relating to, or occurring during a voyage on the sea.

noun

the business or calling of a sailor.
traveling by sea.

Nearby words

  1. seacoast,
  2. seacock,
  3. seadog,
  4. seadrome,
  5. seafarer,
  6. seafloor,
  7. seafloor spreading,
  8. seafood,
  9. seaford,
  10. seafowl

Origin of seafaring

1150–1200; early Middle English safarinde (adj.); see sea, fare, -ing2, -ing1

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British Dictionary definitions for seafaring

seafaring

/ (ˈsiːˌfɛərɪŋ) /

adjective (prenominal)

travelling by sea
working as a sailor

noun

the act of travelling by sea
the career or work of a sailor
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Word Origin and History for seafaring

seafaring

adj.

c.1200, from sea + faring (see fare (v.)).

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