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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
early Middle English
1150-1200
1150-1200; early Middle English safarinde (adj.); see sea, fare, -ing2, -ing1
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Examples from the web for seafaring
  • He sees it as the pirates' attempt to evoke romantic notions of seafaring swashbucklers.
  • But successive emperors turned the nation inwards on itself, seafaring was banned and the country's great shipyards were closed.
  • Oddly enough, for a seafaring nation before the era of tugboats, the tide was a fascinating topic long before him.
  • seafaring in the age of sail was backbreaking work and fraught with peril, but the sailor's real scourge was scurvy.
  • Musicians sometimes join the charter, playing seafaring tunes from the whaling era.
  • In time-honored seafaring tradition, a magnum of champagne was sent crashing into the ship's hull.
  • The city offers day cruises on romantic gondola rides or larger seafaring vessels.
  • Tour companies offer cruises that boast panoramic views of downtown and historic lighthouses that once guided seafaring vessels.
  • On board, guests can also interact with seafaring role players.
  • Marathon is a small community in the middle of the keys with a longtime seafaring tradition.
British Dictionary definitions for seafaring

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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