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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 ?
March broke the silence that followed Jo's words, by saying in her cheery voice, "Do you remember how you used to play Pilgrims Progress when you were little things?
I, whom you behold in these black garments of the priesthood -- I, who ascend the sacred desk, and turn my pale face heavenward, taking upon myself to hold communion in your behalf with the Most High Omniscience -- I, in whose daily life you discern the sanctity of Enoch -- I, whose footsteps, as you suppose, leave a gleam along my earthly track, whereby the Pilgrims that shall come after me may be guided to the regions of the blest -- I, who have laid the hand of baptism upon your children -- I, who have breathed the parting prayer over your dying friends, to whom the Amen sounded faintly from a world which they had quitted -- I, your pastor, whom you so reverence and trust, am utterly a pollution and a lie
Why to the man of untutored ideality, who happens to be but loosely acquainted with the peculiar character of the day, does the bare mention of Whitsuntide marshal in the fancy such long, dreary, speechless processions of slow-pacing pilgrims, downcast and hooded with new-fallen snow?
The first thing we struck that day was a procession of pilgrims.
The bill of fare is as follows: First, under a pica headline, to enforce attention and respect, is a four-line sermon urging mankind to remember that, although they are pilgrims here below, they are yet heirs of heaven; and that "When they depart from earth they soar to heaven.
Go on, my dear friend, till you, and those who, like you, have been saved, so as by fire, from the dark prison- house, shall stereotype these free, illegal pulses into statutes; and New England, cutting loose from a blood-stained Union, shall glory in being the house of refuge for the oppressed,--till we no longer merely "~hide~ the outcast," or make a merit of standing idly by while he is hunted in our midst; but, consecrat- ing anew the soil of the Pilgrims as an asylum for the oppressed, proclaim our WELCOME to the slave so loudly, that the tones shall reach every hut in the Carolinas, and make the broken-hearted bondman leap up at the thought of old Massachusetts.
A few dull courts and narrow ways brought us to the sky-lighted offices of Spenlow and Jorkins; in the vestibule of which temple, accessible to pilgrims without the ceremony of knocking, three or four clerks were at work as copyists.
Truly,'' said Wamba, without stirring from the spot, ``I have consulted my legs upon this matter, and they are altogether of opinion, that to carry my gay garments through these sloughs, would be an act of unfriendship to my sovereign person and royal wardrobe; wherefore, Gurth, I advise thee to call off Fangs, and leave the herd to their destiny, which, whether they meet with bands of travelling soldiers, or of outlaws, or of wandering pilgrims, can be little else than to be converted into Normans before morning, to thy no small ease and comfort.
The few words she had to speak-- Good pilgrim, you do wrong your hand too much, which mannerly devotion shows in this; For saints have hands that pilgrims' hands do touch,
They even despoiled my brother of those that rightly belonged to him, and he, now as poor as he had ever been in his life, decided to cast in his lot with a caravan of pilgrims who were on their way to Mecca.
Sailing ninety leagues farther, you see the noted port of Jodda, where the pilgrims that go to Mecca and Medina unlade those rich presents which the zeal of different princes is every day accumulating at the tomb of Mahomet.
Oration at Plymouth, December 22, 1802, in Commemoration of the Landing of the Pilgrims.