Definition of pilgrim
1 : one who journeys in foreign lands : wayfarer
2 : one who travels to a shrine or holy place as a devotee
3 capitalized : one of the English colonists settling at Plymouth in 1620
Examples of pilgrim in a Sentence
Thousands of Muslim pilgrims traveled to Mecca.
Recent Examples of pilgrim from the Web
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For the second day in a row, Pope Francis has expressed his solidarity with Egypt’s Coptic Christians following an attack on a bus carrying Coptic pilgrims to a remote desert monastery.
Pope Francis expressed solidarity with Egypt's Coptic Christians Sunday following the attack on a bus carrying pilgrims to a remote desert monastery.
The Islamic State extremist group has claimed responsibility for an attack on a bus carrying Coptic Christian pilgrims south of Cairo that left 29 dead.
Arriving at a sanctuary town where pilgrims come to visit the shrine of a popular religious-folklore figure known as La Difunta Correa, the group is informed that a replacement bus won't be along until morning.
By the way, Rozek, ever the pilgrim on his own path, doesn't own a computer.
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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
Definition of pilgrim for Students
1 : a person who travels to a holy place as an act of religious devotion
2 cap : one of the English colonists who founded the first permanent settlement in New England at Plymouth in 1620
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