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seafaring

[see-fair-ing] /ˈsiˌfɛər ɪŋ/
adjective
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.
noun
4.
the business or calling of a sailor.
5.
traveling by sea.
Origin of seafaring
early Middle English
1150-1200
1150-1200; early Middle English safarinde (adj.); see sea, fare, -ing2, -ing1
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seafaring

/ˈsiːˌfɛərɪŋ/
adjective (prenominal)
1.
travelling by sea
2.
working as a sailor
noun
3.
the act of travelling by sea
4.
the career or work of a sailor
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Word Origin and History for seafaring
adj.

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

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