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  1. traveling by sea.
  2. following the sea as a trade, business, or calling.
  3. of, relating to, or occurring during a voyage on the sea.
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  1. the business or calling of a sailor.
  2. traveling by sea.
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Origin of seafaring

1150–1200; early Middle English safarinde (adj.); see sea, fare, -ing2, -ing1
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adjective (prenominal)
  1. travelling by sea
  2. working as a sailor
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  1. the act of travelling by sea
  2. the career or work of a sailor
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Word Origin and History for seafaring


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

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