Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A sailor's calling.
  • adj. Following a life at sea: seafaring peoples of the world; seafaring nations.
  • adj. Fit to travel on the sea; seagoing: seafaring vessels.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Following a life at sea.
  • adj. Fit to travel on the sea; seagoing.
  • n. The work, or calling of a sailor.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Following the business of a mariner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Following the business of a seaman; customarily employed in navigation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. used on the high seas
  • n. the work of a sailor
  • n. travel by water

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Examples

  • AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - It ought to be a proud milestone in Dutch seafaring heritage - the construction of a new ship its owner claims will be the world's largest.

    Macleans.ca

  • I was glad the keepers were there, for I did not have on my "seafaring" clothes, and I was what is called a "mark" for the creatures of prey that prowled up and down.

    The People of the Abyss

  • I tied my younger son to the end of a small spare mast, such as seafaring men provide against storms; at the other end I bound the younger of the twin slaves, and at the same time

    The Children's Hour, v 5. Stories From Seven Old Favorites

  • I tied my youngest son to the end of a small spare mast, such as seafaring men provide against storms; at the other end I bound the youngest of the twin slaves, and at the same time I directed my wife how to fasten the other children in like manner to another mast.

    The Comedy of Errors

  • I tied my youngest son to the end of a small spare mast, such as seafaring men provide against storms; at the other end I bound the youngest of the twin slaves, and at the same time

    Tales from Shakespeare

  • "Well," said Pash, fiddling with his sharp chin, "what you might call a seafaring man.

    The Opal Serpent

  • "seafaring" clothes, and I was what is called a "mark" for the creatures of prey that prowled up and down.

    A VISION OF THE NIGHT

  • Until the sixteenth century, the seafaring sailing ships of the Netherlands and other European countries were about twice as long as they were wide.

    Modern Science in the Bible

  • The vehicle is a type of seafaring tank armed with a .50-caliber machine gun and a grenade launcher that is used to transport Marines to shore, according to the Union-Tribune.

    Marine Amphibious Assault Vehicle Sinks Off California With 1 Inside

  • I'm not convinced that Timothy is entirely cut out for seafaring, but the programme is a very charming one.

    TV review: Timothy Spall: Back at Sea; Who Do You Think You Are?; Village SOS

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