[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.

Nearby words

  1. seaware,
  2. seawater,
  3. seaway,
  4. seaweed,
  5. seaweed marquetry,
  6. sebaceous,
  7. sebaceous adenoma,
  8. sebaceous cyst,
  9. sebaceous epithelioma,
  10. sebaceous gland

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

Examples from the Web for unseaworthy

British Dictionary definitions for unseaworthy



not in a fit condition or ready for a sea voyage



in a fit condition or ready for a sea voyage
Derived Formsseaworthiness, noun

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Word Origin and History for unseaworthy



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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