[see-wur-th ee]

adjective, sea·wor·thi·er, sea·wor·thi·est. (of a vessel)

constructed, outfitted, manned, and in all respects fitted for a voyage at sea.
safe for a voyage at sea.


Origin of seaworthy

First recorded in 1800–10; sea + -worthy
Related formssea·wor·thi·ness, nounun·sea·wor·thi·ness, nounun·sea·wor·thy, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for seaworthy



in a fit condition or ready for a sea voyage
Derived Formsseaworthiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for seaworthy

1807, "in fit condition to encounter heavy weather at sea," from sea + worthy. Related: Seaworthiness. Old English had særof "hardy at sea."

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