traveler

noun trav·el·er \ ˈtra-və-lər , ˈtrav-lər \
variants: or traveller

Definition of traveler

1 :one that travels: such as
a :one that goes on a trip or journey
2 a :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

Examples of traveler in a Sentence

  1. Groups of travelers were everywhere that summer.

  2. The airport can handle large numbers of travelers.

Recent Examples of traveler from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'traveler.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of traveler

14th century

traveler Synonyms


TRAVELER Defined for English Language Learners

traveler

noun

Definition of traveler for English Language Learners

  • : someone who is traveling or who travels often

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



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up traveler? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to speak evil of

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Forms of Government Quiz

  • knupfer-painting-solon-before-croesus
  • A gerontocracy is rule by:
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!