seafaring

noun sea·far·ing \ ˈsē-ˌfer-iŋ \
Updated on: 29 Apr 2018

Definition of seafaring

: the use of the sea for travel or transportation

seafaring

adjective

Examples of seafaring in a Sentence

  1. He began a life of seafaring.

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First Known Use of seafaring

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SEAFARING Defined for English Language Learners

seafaring

Definition of seafaring for English Language Learners

  • : the activity of traveling on the sea especially while working on a boat or a ship


SEAFARING Defined for Kids

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seafaring

adjective sea·far·ing \ ˈsē-ˌfer-iŋ \

Definition of seafaring for Students

: of or employed in sailing

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seafaring

noun

Definition of seafaring for Students

: sailing on the sea as work or as recreation


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