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pilgrim

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noun pil·grim \ˈpil-grəm\

Simple Definition of pilgrim

  • : someone who travels to a holy place

  • Pilgrim : one of the people who traveled by boat from England and created the first permanent settlement in New England at Plymouth in 1620

Full Definition of pilgrim

  1. 1 :  one who journeys in foreign lands :  wayfarer

  2. 2 :  one who travels to a shrine or holy place as a devotee

  3. 3 capitalized :  one of the English colonists settling at Plymouth in 1620

Examples of pilgrim

  1. Thousands of Muslim pilgrims traveled to Mecca.



Origin of pilgrim

Middle English, from Anglo-French pelerin, pilegrin, from Late Latin pelegrinus, alteration of Latin peregrinus foreigner, from peregrinus, adjective, foreign, from peregri abroad, from per through + agr-, ager land — more at for, acre


First Known Use: 13th century


PILGRIM Defined for Kids

pilgrim

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noun pil·grim \ˈpil-grəm\

Definition of pilgrim

  1. 1 :  a person who travels to a holy place as an act of religious devotion

  2. 2 cap :  one of the English colonists who founded the first permanent settlement in New England at Plymouth in 1620





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