trav·​el·​er ˈtra-və-lər How to pronounce traveler (audio)
variants or traveller
: one that travels: such as
: one that goes on a trip or journey
: an iron ring sliding along a rope, bar, or rod of a ship
: a rod on the deck on which such a ring slides
: any of various devices for handling something that is being transported laterally

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 Commercial planes are cramped, with hundreds of travelers all sharing the same recycled air for several hours. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 9 June 2024 The grab-and-go concept began with the idea of travelers that are on the run. Ella Gonzales, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 8 June 2024 In addition to historical explorations, exciting innovation can be felt throughout the cities in Sweden, offering experiences for every traveler. Breana Scheckwitz, Fox News, 6 June 2024 National parks lure millions of travelers each year with their otherworldly rock formations, abundant wildlife and thought-provoking archaeological sites. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 6 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for traveler 

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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Cite this Entry

“Traveler.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition


variants or traveller
: one that travels

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