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.

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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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