Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A sailor or mariner.
  • noun A person who travels by sea.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One whose life is spent in voyaging on the ocean; a sailor; a mariner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who follows the sea as a business; a mariner; a sailor.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A sailor or mariner.
  • noun One who travels by sea.

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

  • noun a man who serves as a sailor

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From sea +‎ farer (“traveler”).

Examples

  • The maritime industry has what's called a seafarer's penalty wage.

    Dollars & Sense blog

  • The maritime industry has what's called a seafarer's penalty wage.

    Dollars & Sense blog

  • Issue: Whether a person engaged in a maritime trade, who is not a seaman or a longshore worker, is a "seafarer" under

    SCOTUSblog

  • The "Birkenhead drill" meant a seafarer stared death in the eye while the weaker sex was rowed to safety.

    Why must a captain never leave a sinking ship?

  • On the green and beige command deck, Varaan moved to stand between the command chair and the tactical consoles that were under the main viewer, with his hands behind his back like some ancient seafarer braving the wind and water on the prow of his ship.

    Star Trek The Next Generation®

  • Granted, the geographically-challenged seafarer from five centuries ago does not elicit the personal enmity afforded the more recent figures and their actions.

    Alison Owings: Happy (or Not so Happy) Columbus Day to us All!

  • Granted, the geographically-challenged seafarer from five centuries ago does not elicit the personal enmity afforded the more recent figures and their actions.

    Alison Owings: Happy (or Not so Happy) Columbus Day to us All!

  • But a well-instilled concept of duty told the captain how he must behave as the seafarer with ultimate responsibility for the ship and her crew: he must, if it could at all be managed, be the last man off.

    Why must a captain never leave a sinking ship?

  • Granted, the geographically-challenged seafarer from five centuries ago does not elicit the personal enmity afforded the more recent figures and their actions.

    Alison Owings: Happy (or Not so Happy) Columbus Day to us All!

  • On the green and beige command deck, Varaan moved to stand between the command chair and the tactical consoles that were under the main viewer, with his hands behind his back like some ancient seafarer braving the wind and water on the prow of his ship.

    Star Trek The Next Generation®

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