Definition of seafaring in English:

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seafaring

Pronunciation: /ˈsēˌferiNG/

adjective

(Of a person) traveling by sea, especially regularly.
Example sentences
  • And as a seafaring nation, what better excuse than celebrating the ocean itself?
  • We've lost the solid reputation developed over generations as a seafaring nation.
  • Even in wartime, seafaring families of the nineteenth century lived in a world apart.
Synonyms

noun

The practice of traveling by sea, especially regularly.
Example sentences
  • To my immense surprise, I got enveloped in the seafaring adventure of the book.
  • In 1580 the two great Iberian sea-faring nations, Spain and Portugal, united.
  • The fact that they never developed any seafaring tradition may be a significant factor.

Derivatives

seafarer

Pronunciation: /ˈsēˌferər/
noun
Example sentences
  • Other Navy Week activities included a yacht race, seafarer's service at St Paul's cathedral and an open day at HMAS Cerberus.
  • Aborigines had lived on the West Virginia - size island for 20,000 years before Dutch seafarer Abel Tasman arrived in 1642.
  • The instruction points out, ‘although a traditional mark of the seafarer, tattoos can and do present serious hazards to health.’

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Syllabification: sea·far·ing

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