Definition of seaborne
1 : borne over or on the sea a seaborne invasion
2 : carried on by oversea shipping seaborne trade
Recent Examples of seaborne from the Web
Since then the U.S. has threatened a seaborne assault.
China’s steel industry accounts for about half of global supply, and its mills buy about two-thirds of seaborne cargoes, mostly from Australia and Brazil.
A multi-million-dollar upgrade is under way at Port Everglades’ Cruise Terminal 2 to ready it for the worldwide debut of Carnival Corp.’s new age of seaborne pleasures: a wearable medallion that caters to every passenger’s whim.
The world’s oceans are littered with trillions of pieces of plastic — bottles, bags, toys, fishing nets and more, mostly in tiny particles — and now this seaborne junk is making its way into the Arctic.
The Origin of Operation Overlord: Operation Overlord was the codename the Allies used for the Battle of Normandy, the largest seaborne invasion in history that liberated Western Europe from Nazi Germany’s control.
The pressure on Rome to ease its migration problem is growing after the country saw a record 180,000 migrants arrive by boat last year, bringing the total of seaborne arrivals to about half a million since the start of 2014.
The two others are Ahmed Saadat, leader of the radical PLO faction that carried out the assassination, and Fuad Shobaki, alleged mastermind of a seaborne Palestinian arms shipment intercepted by the Israeli navy in January.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'seaborne'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
First Known Use of seaborne
SEABORNE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of seaborne for English Language Learners
: carried in a ship sailing across the sea
: involving or using ships that sail across the sea
Learn More about seaborne
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up seaborne? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).