traveler

noun
trav·​el·​er | \ ˈtra-və-lər, 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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Synonyms for traveler

Synonyms

excursionist, rubberneck, rubbernecker, sightseer, tourist, tripper [chiefly British]

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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.

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The caravan is still weeks away from the US-Mexico border The main group of caravan travelers, which currently numbers about 4,000 people, is still in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca. Dara Lind, Vox, "Border Patrol agents now have to ask everyone they catch if they’re part of the caravan," 2 Nov. 2018 Bohemian design is generally inspired by those who lead a free-spirited, norm-defying life, like travelers, writers, artists, etc. Sienna Fantozzi, House Beautiful, "Everything You Need To Know About Bohemian Design," 19 Oct. 2018 Now) Minimal counter space, constant travelers, people just looking for a solid makeup bag... Maria Cassano, Allure, "The 15 Best Shower Organizers You Can Get Online Right Now," 5 Aug. 2018 The incident threw Gatwick into chaos and confusion during the busiest travel period of the year, with hundreds of flights cancelled and thousands of travelers stranded. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "We Still Have No Idea How to Deal With Drones," 21 Dec. 2018 Thousands of travelers have been sent back; the show follows a group led by Will & Grace star Eric McCormack. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "Get your binge on: Season 3 of sci-fi gem Travelers is out now," 14 Dec. 2018 The former provides a series of compelling portraits of people who have reinvented their lives; the latter, drawing on the experiences of hundreds of travelers ages 50 to 80, explains how to shape a healthy and enriching retirement. Glenn Ruffenach, WSJ, "My Favorite Books to Prepare for Retirement," 7 Dec. 2018 Preparation Is Key Hell hath no fury like a crowd of antsy travelers come December. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "How to Meditate on Planes, Trains, and Automobiles," 6 Dec. 2018 They were greeted with more cheers, as the crowd quickly realized that these were actual residents of the remote burg of Gander, Newfoundland, who welcomed into their town and their homes thousands of unexpected foreign travelers in 2001. Misha Berson, The Seattle Times, "‘Come From Away’ at 5th Avenue Theatre is openhearted and exhilarating," 16 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of traveler

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of traveler was in the 14th century

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traveler

noun

English Language Learners Definition of traveler

: someone who is traveling or who travels often

: a person who moves around from place to place instead of living in one place for a long time

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