adjective Date: 1823 1. borne over or on the sea <
a seaborne invasion
2. carried on by oversea shipping <
seaborne trade

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • seaborne — [[t]si͟ːbɔː(r)n[/t]] also sea borne ADJ: ADJ n Seaborne actions or events take place on the sea in ships. He postponed the seaborne invasion until the spring. ...seaborne trade …   English dictionary

  • seaborne — /see bawrn , bohrn /, adj. 1. transported by ship over the sea. 2. carried on or over the sea: a seaborne fog; seaborne cargoes. [1815 25; SEA + BORNE] * * * …   Universalium

  • seaborne — sea|borne [ˈsi:bo:n US bo:rn] adj [only before noun] carried on or arriving in ships ▪ the threat of a seaborne invasion …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • seaborne — adjective carried on or arriving in ships: the threat of a seaborne invasion …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • seaborne — adjective Transported on the sea or ocean, especially by floating on the sea …   Wiktionary

  • Seaborne — This most interesting and unusual surname is of Anglo Saxon origin, and derives from the Old English pre 7th Century personal name Saebeorn , a compound of the elements sae , sea, and beorn , warrior. Pre 7th Century Anglo Saxon and Norse… …   Surnames reference

  • seaborne — sea|borne [ si,bɔrn ] adjective carried across the ocean in ships …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • seaborne — adj. carried on or over the sea; transported over the sea by ship …   English contemporary dictionary

  • seaborne — adjective transported or travelling by sea …   English new terms dictionary

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