Examples of pilgrim in a Sentence
Thousands of Muslim pilgrims traveled to Mecca.
Recent Examples of pilgrim from the Web
There are many routes to Santiago de Compostela, and most pilgrims hike to get there.
Iowa is to White House hopefuls what Mecca is to religious pilgrims.
Bambara-speakers in Mali call it kaba, after the sacred site in Mecca, from where pilgrims returned with exotic foods.
The South American pilgrims haven’t been relegated to home games.
These sorts of souvenirs stretch back to the earliest of journeys, when pilgrims brought home dirt from holy places as a religious souvenir.
For decades, visitors to Saudi Arabia have largely either been pilgrims heading to Mecca and Medina or business travelers heading to the capital, Riyadh, or other major cities like Jiddah and Dammam.
According to those present last year, pilgrims will apparently be able to recognize her arrival by her scent.
Sure, culinary pilgrims have been more likely, in recent years, to trek to Copenhagen, to San Sebastián, to Bologna, Lima, Penang, or Chengdu.
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Origin and Etymology of pilgrim
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
PILGRIM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of pilgrim for English Language Learners
: 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
PILGRIM Defined for Kids
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