sea·​far·​er ˈsē-ˌfer-ər How to pronounce seafarer (audio)

Examples of seafarer in a Sentence

ships and the intrepid seafarers who man them remain a vital part of the world economy
Recent Examples on the Web The two seven-night adventures will allow seafarers to explore east or west of the main cluster of islands. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 14 Feb. 2024 Mark Berryman Design has pulled out all the stops for one discerning seafarer. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 23 Jan. 2024 The group also seized a Japanese vehicle carrier as well as its 25-person crew in November and is still holding the ship and the seafarers hostage. Shannon K. Crawford, ABC News, 12 Jan. 2024 Essentially, a glass concave structure is covered with LED screens that create an immersive 180-degree virtual realm in which seafarers can explore the Serengeti or watch a Grand Prix race, for example. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 10 Jan. 2024 What major works will lose copyright protection in 2025? Fans of Popeye the Sailor Man will have to wait another year for the opportunity to freely remix the spinach-eating seafarer. Leo Rocha, CBS News, 1 Jan. 2024 The owner, who is a skilled seafarer, added a second steering position on the flybridge and a foldable mast that allows the vessel to pass beneath bridges. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 27 Dec. 2023 As with Ilma, Luminara also has a collection of larger suites for seafarers requiring extra space. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 14 Dec. 2023 To top it off, seafarers can opt for an eco package that allows the yacht’s hotel load to operate for up to 20 hours without a generator. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 29 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History


sea + fare entry 1 + -er entry 2

First Known Use

1513, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of seafarer was in 1513

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“Seafarer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition


sea·​far·​er ˈsē-ˌfar-ər How to pronounce seafarer (audio)
: a person who travels over the ocean : mariner

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