wayfaring


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way·far·ing

 (wā′fâr′ĭng)
n.
Traveling, especially on foot.

[From Middle English waifaringe, journeying, from Old English wegfarende : weg, way; see way + farende, present participle of faran, to go on a journey; see per- in Indo-European roots.]

way′far′ing adj.

way•far•ing

(ˈweɪˌfɛər ɪŋ)

adj., n.
traveling, esp. on foot.
[1530–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wayfaring - traveling (especially on foot)
travel, traveling, travelling - the act of going from one place to another; "he enjoyed selling but he hated the travel"
Adj.1.wayfaring - traveling especially on foot; "peripatetic country preachers"; "a poor wayfaring stranger"
unsettled - not settled or established; "an unsettled lifestyle"
Translations

wayfaring

[ˈweɪˌfɛərɪŋ]
1. adj (old) (man, gipsy) → vagabondo/a
2. nvagabondaggi mpl
References in classic literature ?
A WAYFARING MAN, traveling in the desert, met a woman standing alone and terribly dejected.
"Even so," returned the stranger, nothing daunted by this cold reception; "I have tarried at 'Edward' a week, and I should be dumb not to have inquired the road I was to journey; and if dumb there would be an end to my calling." After simpering in a small way, like one whose modesty prohibited a more open expression of his admiration of a witticism that was perfectly unintelligible to his hearers, he continued, "It is not prudent for any one of my profession to be too familiar with those he has to instruct; for which reason I follow not the line of the army; besides which, I conclude that a gentleman of your character has the best judgment in matters of wayfaring; I have, therefore, decided to join company, in order that the ride may be made agreeable, and partake of social communion."
"Partial relatives have almost persuaded me that I am not entirely worthless in a duet myself; and we may enliven our wayfaring by indulging in our favorite pursuit.
The next morning they resumed their wayfaring, hungry and jaded, and had a dogged march of eighteen miles among the same kind of hills.
A TRANQUIL NIGHT'S REST had sufficiently restored the broken down traveller to enable him to resume his wayfaring, and all hands set forward on the Indian trail.
There were no women or children, as she had seen in other gipsy camps they had passed in their wayfaring, and but one gipsy--a tall athletic man, who stood with his arms folded, leaning against a tree at a little distance off, looking now at the fire, and now, under his black eyelashes, at three other men who were there, with a watchful but half-concealed interest in their conversation.
A dangerous crossing, a dangerous wayfaring, a dangerous looking-back, a dangerous trembling and halting.
Cling to me, press me close on either side, There rest ye from your dreary wayfaring. Now tell me of your ventures, but in brief; Brief speech suffices for young maids like you.
At mid-day, after talk and a little wayfaring, they slept; meeting the world refreshed when the air was cooler.
Though the show started an hour late, Gardot's fans were instantly forgiving when she joined her small ensemble on stage for a cover of "Wayfaring Stranger," fused with Gardot's own "The Rain."
The hub, described as a "wayfaring and information systems," is one of seven devices operating downtown.