passenger

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noun, often attributive pas·sen·ger \ˈpa-sən-jər\

Definition of passenger

  1. 1 :  wayfarer

  2. 2 :  a traveler in a public or private conveyance

Examples of passenger in a Sentence

  1. There were two passengers in the car in addition to the driver.

  2. There's no room for passengers on this project; everybody must do his share of the work.

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Origin and Etymology of passenger

Middle English passager, from Anglo-French, from passage path, way, passage, from passer



PASSENGER Defined for English Language Learners

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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

passenger

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noun pas·sen·ger \ˈpa-sən-jər\

Definition of passenger for Students

  1. :  someone riding on or in a vehicle


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