seafaring

Seafaring is the activity of traveling or working on the ocean. You'll be much happier in the Navy if you enjoy seafaring.

If you work on a ship or travel often by boat, you can also describe yourself as seafaring. Some seafaring jobs include piloting a yacht, working as a lobsterman, and doing stand-up comedy on a cruise ship. As an adjective, seafaring dates from around 1200, a combination of sea and faring, from the Old English fær, "journey or expedition."

Definitions of seafaring
  1. noun
    the work of a sailor
    synonyms: navigation, sailing
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    types:
    cabotage
    navigation in coastal waters
    type of:
    employment, work
    the occupation for which you are paid
  2. noun
    travel by water
    synonyms: water travel
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    ocean trip, voyage
    an act of traveling by water
    sailing
    riding in a sailboat
    boating, yachting
    water travel for pleasure
    cruise, sail
    an ocean trip taken for pleasure
    maiden voyage
    the first voyage of its kind
    luff
    the act of sailing close to the wind
    beat
    the act of beating to windward; sailing as close as possible to the direction from which the wind is blowing
    tack
    sailing a zigzag course
    bareboating
    boating by chartering a bareboat and providing your own crew and provisions
    type of:
    travel, traveling, travelling
    the act of going from one place to another
  3. adjective
    used on the high seas
    seafaring vessels”
    synonyms: oceangoing, seagoing
    marine
    relating to or characteristic of or occurring on or in the sea
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