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Definition of "seafaring" [sea•far•ing]

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

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "seafaring" in a sentence
  • "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."
  • "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."
  • "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"