wayfarer

noun way·far·er \ ˈwā-ˌfer-ər \

Definition of wayfarer

: a traveler especially on foot

wayfaring

play \ˈwā-ˌfer-iŋ\ adjective

Examples of wayfarer in a Sentence

  1. one of the great wayfarers of American folklore, Johnny Appleseed wandered across the country, always planting apple seeds

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Origin and Etymology of wayfarer

Middle English weyfarere, from wey, way way + -farere traveler, from faren to go — more at fare


WAYFARER Defined for English Language Learners

wayfarer

noun

Definition of wayfarer for English Language Learners

  • : a person who travels from place to place usually by walking


WAYFARER Defined for Kids

wayfarer

noun way·far·er \ ˈwā-ˌfer-ər \

Definition of wayfarer for Students

: a traveler especially on foot


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