traveler

noun
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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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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And for so long, when travelers flocked to France with an expectation of coming back with their suitcase filled to the brim, those classics are what the collective imagination called to mind. Glamour, "The Best French Brands You Haven’t Heard Of Yet," 29 Mar. 2019 But that doesn't mean last-minute travelers can't save some cash: Search for discount codes directly on car rental websites or go to sites like Groupon.com for more deals. Shelby Deering, Good Housekeeping, "6 Rental Car Tips That'll Save You Time and Money on Your Next Family Trip," 1 Mar. 2019 The device is designed for hikers, campers and other travelers worried about water quality. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, "Miles Maiden Invented a Pocket-Size Device to Purify Water With Ultraviolet Light," 1 Mar. 2019 On top of that, travelers will hop aboard a Celebrity Infinity vessel, which can host as many as 2,170 occupants. Blair Donovan, Country Living, "A "Golden Girls" Cruise Is in the Works, So Renew Your Passport Immediately," 19 Feb. 2019 Israel's most stunning desert region—gives travelers a more direct way to access Eilat, aside from the usual desert drive through the Negev. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "The 19 Best Places to Travel in 2019," 10 Jan. 2019 Despite those deterrents, travelers are slowly returning. Ashlea Halpern, Condé Nast Traveler, "Three Days In Istanbul," 28 Dec. 2018 Experts are developing stress-management systems, including virtual reality programs and robotic companions, to help interplanetary travelers cope on their trip. Stephen Ornes, Discover Magazine, "Want to be a Mars Astronaut? You'll Need the Proper Mindset," 16 Oct. 2018 Especially in demand now are the dahabiyas, small, private vessels used by 19th-century travelers to Egypt. Klara Glowczewska, Town & Country, "Can Egypt Convince the World That It Is Starting Over?," 19 Mar. 2019

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

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