trav·​el·​er | \ ˈtra-və-lər How to pronounce traveler (audio) , ˈtrav-lər \
variants: or traveller

Definition of traveler

1 : one that travels: such as
a : one that goes on a trip or journey
2a : an iron ring sliding along a rope, bar, or rod of a ship
b : a rod on the deck on which such a ring slides
3 : any of various devices for handling something that is being transported laterally

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Examples of traveler in a Sentence

Groups of travelers were everywhere that summer. The airport can handle large numbers of travelers.
Recent Examples on the Web Importantly, there is no such thing as a singular business traveler. Ben Baldanza, Forbes, 6 May 2022 As a traveler, that’s why flexibility is a must for finding deals. Nerd Wallet, oregonlive, 28 Apr. 2022 As a traveler, that's why flexibility is a must for finding deals. CBS News, 27 Apr. 2022 Whenever heading to a new destination, certain questions always enter my mind as a Black traveler: How are the locals going to treat me? Roobens Fils, CNN, 28 Feb. 2022 Céline’s influence on the Beats (or perhaps their recognition of him as a fellow-traveler) makes perfect sense. Scott Bradfield, The New Republic, 25 Jan. 2022 As a frequent traveler, John L. Enicks hoped and likely even expected his July 1969 visit to Anchorage International Airport to be as uneventful as so many others. David Reamer, Anchorage Daily News, 26 Dec. 2021 The infected person was identified as a traveler who had returned from South Africa on Nov. 22, developed mild symptoms and tested positive Monday. Zeke Miller And Olga R. Rodriguez,, 1 Dec. 2021 As a traveler, there are plenty of ways to learn about the local culture of a destination. Travel + Leisure, 5 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of traveler

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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10 May 2022

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“Traveler.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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