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 One other person, a close contact of a traveler, has also tested positive, and others are being tested. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, "Students bring COVID-19 back from Myrtle Beach trips," 23 June 2020 Srin Madipalli is a devoted world traveler who uses a wheelchair. oregonlive, "Get away to an Oregon vacation home with a dock: Make a splash with the whole family," 19 June 2020 At further resistance, the employee would give the traveler a card reminding them of the in-flight mask policy., "US airlines could ban travelers that refuse to wear masks on planes," 16 June 2020 Visitors will also have to complete a traveler screening form and arrival card. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, "Bermuda Is Reopening for Tourism on July 1," 15 June 2020 Flight attendants will first warn those on the plane to put on a mask and will offer one if the traveler doesn’t have a face covering. Zachary Halaschak, Washington Examiner, "United Airlines to ban travelers temporarily who refuse to wear masks from future flights," 15 June 2020 With so many external factors outside of a traveler’s control, considering the little details can make a big difference in ensuring some semblance of comfort and convenience during the travel process. Popular Science, "Essential travel accessories for your next trip," 14 June 2020 Mollie Krengel, a frequent traveler who curates a travel guide website, says in today's world, random acts of kindness are surprising. Chrisopher Elliott, USA TODAY, "These travel angels are committing random acts of kindness," 5 June 2020 An international business traveler may crisscross the globe in a short period of time. Elizabeth Mcgraw, The Conversation, "A few superspreaders transmit the majority of coronavirus cases," 5 June 2020

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First Known Use of traveler

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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26 Jun 2020

Cite this Entry

“Traveler.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of traveler

: someone who is traveling or who travels often
British : a person who moves around from place to place instead of living in one place for a long time

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