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 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, "SMU AD Rick Hart discusses numerous topics on 2020 season, attendance and sports amid COVID-19," 31 July 2020 Stay in separate quarters with a separate bedroom and, if possible, separate bathroom from non-traveling household members. Katherine Rosenberg-douglas,, "Travelling outside Illinois? Chicago residents must quarantine after visiting 22 states. Here’s what you need to know to avoid a large fine.," 29 July 2020 Her first international scuffle harks back to her days as a media wrangler on the 2016 Trump presidential campaign, when Ms. Grisham was in charge of herding the traveling press corps from one location to another. Annie Karni, New York Times, "Stephanie Grisham, Trump’s New Press Secretary, Literally Pushes for Press Access," 1 July 2019 The video, which the White House also showed to the traveling press corps before Trump answered questions at a rambling news conference, showcased the president’s reality television sensibility., "At the summit, unscripted moments steal the show," 13 June 2018 Cooke joined McCain for two days in New Hampshire—riding along with national political reporters as the Arizona senator regaled the traveling press corps over coffee and donuts. Graham Vyse, The New Republic, "How the Washington Press Fell in Love With John McCain," 25 May 2018 When planning his first official trip to Asia, Tillerson chose an airplane too small to accommodate the traveling press corps, opting to be accompanied by just one reporter from a conservative website., "Rex Tillerson proves CEOs are DOA in Washington," 13 Mar. 2018 Pence had another engagement that evening and had a plane to catch; his traveling press pool was told to stay in the van. Alex Shephard, New Republic, "ESPN got played by Donald Trump.," 10 Oct. 2017 No more daily press briefings, no more traveling reporters dogging his trail, as few press conferences as possible—just let Sean Hannity give him an on-air shoeshine now and then. James Wolcott, The Hive, "There’s Nowhere Left for Sean Spicer to Hide," 4 July 2017

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First Known Use of traveling

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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“Traveling.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of traveling

: going to different places instead of staying in one place
: relating to the activity of traveling
: designed to be used by someone who is traveling

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