noun Etymology: sea + 1fare + 2-er Date: 1513 mariner

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


Look at other dictionaries:

  • Seafarer — Sea far er, n. [Sea + fare.] One who follows the sea as a business; a mariner; a sailor. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • seafarer — (n.) 1510s, from SEA (Cf. sea) + agent noun from FARE (Cf. fare) (n.). The Anglo Saxon poem now known by that name was originally untitled …   Etymology dictionary

  • seafarer — [n] sailor bluejacket, boater, boatman/ woman, deck hand, mariner, mate, middy, midshipman/woman, old salt*, pirate, sailorman/woman, sea dog*, seaman/woman, swabbie*, yachtsman/woman; concepts 348,358,366 …   New thesaurus

  • seafarer — [sē′fer΄ər] n. a traveler by sea; esp., a sailor …   English World dictionary

  • seafarer — seafaring ► ADJECTIVE ▪ travelling by sea. ► NOUN ▪ travel by sea. DERIVATIVES seafarer noun …   English terms dictionary

  • seafarer — /see fair euhr/, n. 1. a sailor. 2. a traveler on the sea. [1505 15; SEA + FARER] * * * …   Universalium

  • seafarer — Synonyms and related words: AB, Ancient Mariner, Argonaut, Dylan, Flying Dutchman, Neptune, OD, Poseidon, Varuna, able seaman, able bodied seaman, bluejacket, buccaneer, deep sea man, fair weather sailor, fisherman, hearty, jack, jack afloat,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • seafarer — I (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. seaman, mariner. see sailor II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A person engaged in sailing or working on a ship: jack (uppercase), jack tar, mariner, navigator, sailor, sea dog, seaman. Informal: salt, tar. Slang: gob3 …   English dictionary for students

  • seafarer — sea|far|er [ˈsi:ˌfeərə US ˌferər] n old fashioned or formal a ↑sailor or someone who travels regularly by ship …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Seafarer — William Clark Russell’s pseudonym …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”