Definition of seafarer
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ships and the intrepid seafarers who man them remain a vital part of the world economy
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For centuries, able seafarers failed to find the Northwest Passage, among them John Cabot, Henry Hudson, Francis Drake and James Cook.
Seafarers' House at Port Everglades celebrated the International Day of the Seafarer in June.
Seafarers seeking protection from the gods would stop at the island to pray and make offerings, including beads, mirrors and swords.
At the Jorvik Viking museum in York, England, the scent of medieval seafarers emanates from the timber and other artifacts found at the archaeological site on which the gallery was built.
Originating in southern Asia, taro is an essential part of the diet in many African, Asian, and Oceanic cultures—including Hawaii, where Polynesian seafarers first planted them some 1700 years ago.
The great voyages of discovery, when seafarers such as Magellan and Cook conquered the world’s oceans, brought immense wealth and knowledge to Europe.
Master shipbuilders and seafarers, warriors, traders and raiders, the Vikings boiled out of the Scandinavian fjords starting around the 8th century, marauding through Asia and the Middle East, North Africa and Europe.
For the rest of the decor, the pair opted to play on the historical notion of Britain as a land of seafarers, who would decorate their homes with goods brought back from their travels.
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Origin and Etymology of seafarer
sea + 1fare + 2-er
First Known Use: 1513See Words from the same year
SEAFARER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of seafarer for English Language Learners
: someone who works or travels on a boat or ship on the sea
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