trav·​el·​ing | \ ˈtra-və-liŋ How to pronounce traveling (audio) , ˈtrav-liŋ \
variants: or travelling

Definition of traveling

1 : going to different places instead of staying in one place a traveling opera company a traveling executive Traveling merchants carried the caps to Mexico City, where tourists bought them.— Ambar Past — see also traveling salesman
2 : carried by, used by, or accompanying a traveler a traveling alarm clock a traveling companion Another useful traveling tool is the compass.— Barbara Riedel Sheedy

Examples of traveling in a Sentence

a troupe of traveling actors
Recent Examples on the Web The disease even spread within the continental U.S., sickening more than 200 people in Florida and Texas and affecting thousands more traveling and in U.S. territories, according to CDC data. Robert Hart, Forbes, 12 Apr. 2022 But baby apparently got the non-traveling alleles from both parents, and therefore is not a time traveler. Maureen Lee Lenker,, 23 Nov. 2021 As more states ease their indoor dining restrictions and the CDC has given the all-clear (for the most part) to the fully vaccinated for both traveling and small gatherings, restaurants are starting to feel alive again. Jeremy Repanich, Robb Report, 13 Aug. 2021 There’s a little traveling wave of laughter as people spot the Nietzsche on his bedside table or register his Poetic Justice T-shirt. Helen Shaw, Vulture, 9 Aug. 2021 Fenhaus’ team is comparable to weekly regulars but a relatively small, low-budget operation when held up to some of those that do more traveling and race in such regional series as the ARCA Midwest Tour. Dave Kallmann, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 16 May 2021 O'Brien played on PHH Prep's non-traveling Red team during the 2020-21 prep basketball season after transferring from Chandler Basha last summer. Dana Scott, The Arizona Republic, 7 Apr. 2021 Also the changes in lifestyle — less eating out, less traveling, no live entertainment — have allowed some Americans to make their financial lives healthier. CBS News, 10 Mar. 2021 This implies that the schedules will look a lot different if there is a season to be played, possibly with fewer games and less traveling. Dallas News, 31 July 2020 See More

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First Known Use of traveling

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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19 Apr 2022

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“Traveling.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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