Definitions

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

  • adjective Made or used for ocean voyages.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A seafaring life.
  • Designed or fit for going to sea, as a vessel.
  • Seafaring.
  • Catadromous, as a fish.

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

  • adjective Going upon the sea; especially, sailing upon the deep sea; -- used in distinction from coasting or river, as applied to vessels.

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

  • adjective Made for, or used on the high seas.
  • adjective In the condition of being fit for sailing on the high seas.

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

  • adjective used on the high seas

Etymologies

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sea +‎ going

Examples

  • Seagoing exhibition - descended from two generations of seamen, Leonard Shiel has inherited a great love of 'seagoing'.

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  • Under those circumstances, the pirates, who have now learned how to operate far out to sea using mother ships such as seagoing trawlers carrying speedboats for attacks, look set for a lot more plunder.

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  • Under those circumstances, the pirates, who have now learned how to operate far out to sea using mother ships such as seagoing trawlers carrying speedboats for attacks, look set for a lot more plunder.

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  • "This is a so-called seagoing destroyer; but no one but a fool would buck one into a head sea; and that's what's coming, with a big blow, too.

    The Wreck of the Titan or, Futility

  • He failed to explain, for instance, how Obama, whose seagoing was limited to bodysurfing, managed to mimic at least thirty nautical metaphors—some very sophisticated—used by the former merchant seaman Ayers.

    Deconstructing Obama

  • But the books I can return to with the greatest satisfaction are the Hornblower novels of Forester, the fantastic fiction of Jack Vance -- like the Demon Prince novels, and his Dying Earth books, and the literate seagoing adventure novels of Patrick O'Brian, for example HMS Surprise.

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  • From there I was in the rigging, getting into the crow's nest, keeping my eye to the lens as I was inches away from the unfurling of a 400 square foot main sail 80 feet above the waterline -- and pointing the glass at the crew as they went about their seagoing tasks.

    Jerry Nelson: Sea Spray and Time Travel

  • Any seagoing civilization has ample resources to lay this myth to rest.

    The world used to be flat.

  • From there I was in the rigging, getting into the crow's nest, keeping my eye to the lens as I was inches away from the unfurling of a 400 square foot main sail 80 feet above the waterline -- and pointing the glass at the crew as they went about their seagoing tasks.

    Jerry Nelson: Sea Spray and Time Travel

  • Despite the space and logistical limitations of cooking in a galley on a seagoing vessel, cruise lines are increasingly attracting travelers with high-quality food and food-oriented programs.

    Savoring the Seven Seas

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