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 The most common is illness impacting either the traveler or a family member, says Moncrief. Mia Taylor, Better Homes & Gardens, 11 June 2021 The normally $499 pass is now just $299 per traveler. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, 10 June 2021 Each of the 19 neutral tones are easy to pair with a traveler's wardrobe. Summer Cartwright, Travel + Leisure, 8 June 2021 Remember, the modern traveler is often looking for a local tourism guide in addition to a unique experience. Nathan Mayfield, Forbes, 7 June 2021 And it’s not just food and retail businesses that are struggling to keep up with traveler demand. Leia Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, 3 June 2021 In Croatia, a positive Covid test taken between 12 and 180 days before arrival is considered proof that the traveler has recovered from the virus. Eric Sylvers, WSJ, 2 June 2021 The Dallas-Fort-Worth chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations is accusing Southwest Airlines of discriminating against a hijab-wearing traveler by removing her from an emergency exit row. Grace Lieberman, Dallas News, 1 June 2021 Before making a decision, Wen advises each traveler to weigh the facts against their own situations. Jessica Puckett, Condé Nast Traveler, 26 May 2021

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First Known Use of traveler

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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15 Jun 2021

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“Traveler.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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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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