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[ trav-uh-ler, trav-ler ]


  1. a person or thing that travels.
  2. a person who travels or has traveled in distant places or foreign lands.
  3. part of a mechanism constructed to move in a fixed course.
  4. Textiles. (in ring spinning) a small metal device that moves rapidly around the ring and guides the yarn onto the revolving bobbin.
  5. Nautical.
    1. a metal ring or thimble fitted to move freely on a rope, spar, or rod.
    2. Also called horse. the rope, spar, or rod itself.
  6. Also trav·eler cur·tain. Theater. a transverse curtain opened by being drawn from both sides of the proscenium.
  7. (often initial capital letter) Chiefly British. a member of any of a number of traditionally itinerant peoples of the British Isles and other English-speaking areas, including, in addition to people of Romani origin, Indigenous groups such as the speakers of Shelta.

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  • non·trav·el·er especially British, non·trav·ell·er noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of traveler1

First recorded in 1325–75; Middle English travaillour; travel, -er 1
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Example Sentences

What’s more, many travelers are still skittish about jumping on a plane, let alone landing in a place known for attracting visitors from all over the world.

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His reinfection was detected by coronavirus testing that Hong Kong requires of all arriving travelers.

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The product will be integrated into what American calls its Clean Commitment, an effort to keep its planes safe enough to draw back travelers.

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A Transportation Security Administration report said travelers lost $926,000 at 75 airports in the year that ended in September, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported.

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These were in hotels, and we monitored the travelers two to three times a day.

She has been a huge fan of the festival for years … and there has always been that traveler crossover with Glastonbury.

She went on to tweet 64 times on the subject of her nightmare fellow traveler.

In one episode, two undercover air marshals subdued and handcuffed the irate traveler in question.

The best news is from Nigeria, which saw a few cases related to an infected traveler.

A rush of water spills from above, but not from the bottle of an absent-minded commuter or tipsy traveler.

Edmund Chishull, an English traveler, died; author of a book of travels in Turkey.

A traveler coming, wet and cold, into a country ale-house on the coast of Kent, found the fire completely blockaded.

A traveler coming into an inn in a very cold night, stood rather too close before the kitchen fire.

Among the works of human hands, the traveler gazes with amazement at the ponderous bulk of the pyramids.

Peter Forskal died; a celebrated Swedish naturalist and oriental traveler.





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