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pil·grim

 (pĭl′grəm)
n.
1. A religious devotee who journeys to a shrine or sacred place.
2. A person who travels, especially to foreign lands or to a place of great personal importance.
3. Pilgrim One of the English Separatists who founded the colony of Plymouth in New England in 1620.

[Middle English, from Old French peligrin, from Late Latin pelegrīnus, alteration of Latin peregrīnus, foreigner; see peregrine.]

pilgrim

(ˈpɪlɡrɪm)
n
1. a person who undertakes a journey to a sacred place as an act of religious devotion
2. any wayfarer
[C12: from Provençal pelegrin, from Latin peregrīnus foreign, from per through + ager field, land; see peregrine]

Pilgrim

(ˈpɪlɡrɪm)
n
(Historical Terms) See Canterbury Pilgrims2

pil•grim

(ˈpɪl grɪm, -grəm)

n.
1. a person who journeys, esp. a long distance, to some sacred place as an act of religious devotion.
2. a traveler or wanderer, esp. in a foreign place.
3. (cap.) one of the band of Puritans who founded the colony of Plymouth, Mass., in 1620.
[1150–1200; Middle English pilegrim, pelegrim, c. Old High German piligrīm, Old Norse pīlagrīmr, all < Medieval Latin pelegrīnus, dissimilated variant of Latin peregrīnus peregrine]

pilgrim

- Its basic meaning was "traveler, homeless wanderer," from Latin peregrinum, "foreigner, stranger."
See also related terms for stranger.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pilgrim - someone who journeys in foreign landspilgrim - someone who journeys in foreign lands
journeyer, wayfarer - a traveler going on a trip
2.Pilgrim - one of the colonists from England who sailed to America on the Mayflower and founded the colony of Plymouth in New England in 1620
colonist, settler - a person who settles in a new colony or moves into new country
3.pilgrim - someone who journeys to a sacred place as an act of religious devotion
worshipper, believer, worshiper - a person who has religious faith
hadji, haji, hajji - an Arabic term of respect for someone who has made the pilgrimage to Mecca

pilgrim

noun traveller, crusader, wanderer, devotee, palmer, haji (Islam), wayfarer a pilgrim on the way to Mecca
Quotations
"pilgrim: a traveler that is taken seriously" [Ambrose Bierce The Devil's Dictionary]
Translations
حَاجحاجٌّ
poutník-ice
pilgrim
pyhiinvaeltaja
hodočasnikhodočasnica
zarándok
pílagrímur
巡礼者
순례자
kelionėpiligrimas
svētceļnieks
romar
pilgrim
ผู้แสวงบุญ
người hành hương

pilgrim

[ˈpɪlgrɪm]
A. Nperegrino/a m/f, romero/a m/f
B. CPD the Pilgrim Fathers NPLlos primeros colonos de Nueva Inglaterra
PILGRIM FATHERS
Los Pilgrim Fathers fueron un grupo de puritanos que abandonaron Inglaterra en 1620 huyendo de las persecuciones religiosas y que, después de cruzar el Atlántico en el Mayflower, fundaron una colonia en Nueva Inglaterra (New Plymouth, Massachusetts), dando así comienzo a la colonización británica en Norteamérica. Se los considera como los fundadores de Estados Unidos y el éxito de su primera cosecha se conmemora cada año en el Día de Acción de Gracias (Thanksgiving Day).

pilgrim

[ˈpɪlgrɪm] npèlerin m

pilgrim

nPilger(in) m(f); the Pilgrim Fathersdie Pilgerväter pl

pilgrim

[ˈpɪlgrɪm] npellegrino/a

pilgrim

(ˈpilgrim) noun
a person who travels to a holy place. Every year thousands of pilgrims visit Jerusalem.
ˈpilgrimage (-midʒ) noun
a journey to a holy place. She went on a pilgrimage to Lourdes.

pilgrim

حَاج poutník pilgrim Pilger προσκυνητής peregrino pyhiinvaeltaja pèlerin hodočasnik pellegrino 巡礼者 순례자 pelgrim pilegrim pielgrzym peregrino паломник pilgrim ผู้แสวงบุญ hacı người hành hương 朝圣者
References in classic literature ?
He orders these pilgrims to be driven away, but she receives them.
said the princess, with mild reproach, as she stood before her pilgrims like a hen before her chickens.
Sancho complied, and Ricote having spoken to the other pilgrims they withdrew to the grove they saw, turning a considerable distance out of the road.
This very neat and spacious edifice is erected on the site of the little wicket gate, which formerly, as all old pilgrims will recollect, stood directly across the highway, and, by its inconvenient narrowness, was a great obstruction to the traveller of liberal mind and expansive stomach The reader of John Bunyan will be glad to know that Christian's old friend Evangelist, who was accustomed to supply each pilgrim with a mystic roll, now presides at the ticket office.
And it is a company of pilgrims such as this that Chaucer paints for us.
And he walked from village to village as he had done on his way to Pashenka, meeting and parting from other pilgrims, men and women, and asking for bread and a night's rest in Christ's name.
Light this halt of the pilgrims by the wild red flames of cressets and torches, streaming up at intervals from every part of the innumerable throng.
The first thing we struck that day was a procession of pilgrims.
Rather a rough road for you to travel, my little pilgrims, especially the latter part of it.
So Grandfather talked about the Puritans, {Foot Note: It is more precise to give the name of Pilgrims to those Englishmen who went to Holland and afterward to Plymouth.
Then the visiting "watch below," transformed into graceless ladies and uncouth pilgrims, by rude travesties upon waterfalls, hoopskirts, white kid gloves and swallow-tail coats, moved solemnly up the companion way, and bowing low, began a system of complicated and extraordinary smiling which few monarchs could look upon and live.
While Isaac thus stood an outcast in the present society, like his people among the nations, looking in vain for welcome or resting place, the pilgrim who sat by the chimney took compassion upon him, and resigned his seat, saying briefly, ``Old man, my garments are dried, my hunger is appeased, thou art both wet and fasting.