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 Is positive traveler will be transferred to an isolation unit. NBC News, "Covid travel tracker: Which countries are allowing visitors from the U.S.?," 29 Mar. 2021 The traveler from Mexico was tested on March 9th, and the county received the results of genetic testing on Monday. Paul Sisson, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Brazilian coronavirus variant detected in San Diego," 24 Mar. 2021 National park visitors tend to be big spenders in Utah, with each traveler spending $1,333, on average, per stay in 2019, the report said. Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, "There’s a plan to improve Zion for tourists and boost the economy," 24 Mar. 2021 Charges range from assaulting police officers to lying on their traveler's declaration form, which carries a punishment of three years in prison if found guilty. DÁnica Coto, Star Tribune, "Puerto Rico cracks down on tourists flouting pandemic rules," 23 Mar. 2021 The leisure traveler can benefit from the latest business upgrades. Town & Country, "All Those Things You've Hated About Airplane Travel? Gone.," 21 Mar. 2021 And because manufacturing and shipping can never be truly carbon-neutral, Paravel purchases offsets to mitigate those emissions — and buys even more to cover the traveler's first journey with the suitcase. Jeff Chu, Travel + Leisure, "3 Brands Creating More Sustainable Options for Travel Essentials," 18 Mar. 2021 Travel has the capacity to inspire transformation and each hotel can help facilitate these experiences so the traveler can engage, learn and interact with place and community. Lauren Mowery, Forbes, "Why Regenerative Travel Must Be The Future Of The Industry, Says Amanda Ho," 18 Mar. 2021 Not far away, before heading back home, the traveler could stop for a snack at the Molly Pitcher Service Area along the New Jersey Turnpike. Cassandra Good, Smithsonian Magazine, "Molly Pitcher, the Most Famous American Hero Who Never Existed," 17 Mar. 2021

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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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4 Apr 2021

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“Traveler.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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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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