Definition of seafaring in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsiːfɛːrɪŋ/


(Of a person) regularly travelling by sea: the Danes are an ancient seafaring people most Latvians now are urban or seafaring
More 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.
maritime, nautical, naval, seagoing, pelagic, sea
rare pelagian


[mass noun]
The practice of regularly travelling by sea: Canadian seafaring is a fraction of what it once was
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  • 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.



Pronunciation: /ˈsiːfɛːrə/
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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