Definition of seafaring in English:

seafaring

adjective

  • (of a person) regularly travelling by sea:

    ‘the Danes are an ancient seafaring people’
    ‘most Latvians now are urban or seafaring’
    • ‘Even in wartime, seafaring families of the nineteenth century lived in a world apart.’
    • ‘We've lost the solid reputation developed over generations as a seafaring nation.’
    • ‘And as a seafaring nation, what better excuse than celebrating the ocean itself?’
    maritime, nautical, naval, seagoing, pelagic, sea
    pelagian
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noun

  • [mass noun] The practice of regularly travelling by sea:

    ‘Canadian seafaring is a fraction of what it once was’
    • ‘The fact that they never developed any seafaring tradition may be a significant factor.’
    • ‘To my immense surprise, I got enveloped in the seafaring adventure of the book.’
    • ‘In 1580 the two great Iberian sea-faring nations, Spain and Portugal, united.’
    • ‘He returned home to a hero's welcome and fleeting celebrity in the best Orcadian seafaring tradition.’
    • ‘However the Heritage Association has kept the village seafaring traditions alive through special events.’

Pronunciation:

seafaring

/ˈsiːfɛːrɪŋ/