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 Those also appear similar to the virus spotted in an infected traveler to Maryland from Nigeria last year. Alexander Tin, CBS News, 3 June 2022 In early May, the World Health Organization confirmed a case of monkeypox in a British traveler returning from Nigeria, where the disease is endemic. Stephanie Innes, The Arizona Republic, 24 May 2022 Fauci announced the first US case of the Omicron variant had been detected in the US, in a traveler who had arrived from South Africa on Nov. 22 and tested positive Nov. 29. Rhea Mogul And Adam Renton, CNN, 2 Dec. 2021 Hours after Barouch spoke with a reporter Wednesday, the first case of Omicron in the United States was confirmed in a vaccinated traveler who returned to California after a trip to South Africa. Globe Staff,, 2 Dec. 2021 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday that the first case of the new omicron variant on U.S. soil has been identified in California in a traveler who returned from South Africa on Nov. 22. Washington Post, 2 Dec. 2021 Israel closed its borders to all foreign travelers over the weekend, one of several measures taken to prevent the spread of the new variant after at least one case was detected, in a vaccinated traveler returning from Malawi. Hannah Yasharoff, USA TODAY, 1 Dec. 2021 Spain’s first document case was detected in a traveler who returned Sunday from South Africa after making a stopover in Amsterdam, one of Madrid’s major public hospitals tweeted., 29 Nov. 2021 German public health officials detected Omicron-mutations in a traveler returning from South Africa to the German state of Hesse. Grayson Quay, The Week, 27 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of traveler

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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14 Aug 2022

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“Traveler.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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