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
In 2016 the number of passengers grew by 23%, prompting Indian airlines to order more than 1,000 new aircraft.
Five vehicles were involved, including two trucks and three passenger vehicles.
Authorities have released no details about what led to the shooting of Justine Damond, a meditation teacher and bride-to-be who was killed late Saturday by an officer who reportedly fired his weapon from the passenger seat of a squad car.
The honor student was a passenger in a vehicle leaving the Balch Springs party on April 29, which also held his brothers and two other friends.
The plane can either delay departure or lighten its load by removing fuel, cargo or passengers.
Carlos dangled his legs from the passenger seat of their empty Jeep, flipping on his electronic cigarette.
The collisions left three people — two drivers and a passenger — with minor to major injuries.
Passengers were finally evacuated about two hours after the derailment.
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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 centurySee Words from the same year
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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