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pedestrian

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adjective pe·des·tri·an \pə-ˈdes-trē-ən\

Simple Definition of pedestrian

  • : not interesting or unusual

  • : relating to or designed for people who are walking

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of pedestrian

  1. 1 :  commonplace, unimaginative

  2. 2 a :  going or performed on foot b :  of, relating to, or designed for walking <a pedestrian mall>

Examples of pedestrian in a sentence

  1. He lived a pedestrian life, working at the paper mill and living in his trailer.

  2. pedestrian concerns like paying the bills and getting the kids to school on time



Origin of pedestrian

Latin pedestr-, pedester, literally, going on foot, from ped-, pes foot — more at foot


First Known Use: 1716

Rhymes with pedestrian


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pedestrian

noun pe·des·tri·an

Simple Definition of pedestrian

  • : a person who is walking in a city, along a road, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of pedestrian

  1. :  a person going on foot :  walker

Examples of pedestrian in a sentence

  1. The car slid off the road and almost hit a group of pedestrians.



1770

First Known Use of pedestrian

1770



PEDESTRIAN Defined for Kids

pedestrian

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noun pe·des·tri·an \pə-ˈdes-trē-ən\

Definition of pedestrian for Students

  1. :  a person who is walking



Word Root of pedestrian

The Latin word pes, meaning “foot,” and its form pedis give us the root ped. A pedestrian is a person who travels on foot. Before trains, planes, and cars, an expedition, or journey, was often carried out by foot. An impediment makes movement or progress difficult, as if getting in the way of the feet.



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