Definition of passenger
1 : wayfarer
2 : a traveler in a public or private conveyance
Examples of passenger in a Sentence
There were two passengers in the car in addition to the driver.
There's no room for passengers on this project; everybody must do his share of the work.
Recent Examples of passenger from the Web
Flight 128 was about 10 minutes into a flight from Melbourne when the man walked from his economy seat to the cockpit door clutching an electronic device and threatening to blow up the plane, creating panic among passengers.
The driver of the Accord and a 47-year-old male passenger were taken a Hospital and treated for injuries that weren’t life-threatening.
Authorities said he and his passenger were not injured, although Cline planned to get checked out by a doctor Tuesday afternoon, said his wife, Tasha Mills.
Another passenger was launching into a tirade against two teenage girls, one wearing a hijab.
British Airways was still grappling on Monday with the impact of a major technical failure over the weekend, which has led to hundreds of flights being canceled and affected around 75,000 passengers.
The breakdown, which also affected call centers, prevented passengers from rebooking or from retrieving luggage that had already been loaded onto their planes.
Other passengers chased him from a distance and called 911.
For safety, these heavy things need to be on the floor in front of the front passenger seat or the rear seats.
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Origin and Etymology of passenger
Middle English passager, from Anglo-French, from passage path, way, passage, from passer
First Known Use: 14th century
PASSENGER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of passenger for English Language Learners
: a person who is traveling from one place to another in a car, bus, train, ship, airplane, etc., and who is not driving or working on it
: a person in a group who does not do as much work as others
PASSENGER Defined for Kids
Definition of passenger for Students
: someone riding on or in a vehicle
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