Definitions

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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • n. a man who serves as a sailor

Etymologies

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From sea +‎ farer (“traveler”).

Examples

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

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

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

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  • 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®

  • 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?

  • 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?

  • You know a fellow seafarer has probably used it and it gives you a sense of where you fit in.

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  • Bill Mitchell had worked at the Arlington County-based Innovative Discovery, a company that helps law firms collect and process legal documents, but his family said he was drawn to the water and was applying to a seafarer program.

    Random act of violence claims man's life

  • Forgive an old polar seafarer, I still don't quite understand how the internet works ....

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  • He became a critic, academic and seafarer and wrote acclaimed, intensely personal accounts of his journeys.

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