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or trav·el·ler  (trăv′əl-ər, trăv′lər)
1. One who travels or has traveled, as to distant places.
2. often traveller Chiefly British
a. A traveling salesperson.
b. A member of any of various groups of traditionally itinerant people living especially in Scotland and Ireland.
3. Nautical
a. A metal ring that moves freely back and forth on a rope, rod, or spar.
b. The rope, rod, or spar on which such a ring moves.
c. A carriage that slides on a transverse track near the stern of a sailboat, providing an adjustable point of attachment for the mainsheet block.


(ˈtræv ə lər, ˈtræv lər)

1. a person or thing that travels.
2. a person who travels or has traveled in distant places or foreign lands.
4. a part of a mechanism constructed to move in a fixed course.
a. a metal ring or thimble fitted to move freely on a rope, spar, or rod.
b. the rope, spar, or rod itself.
6. Also called trav′eler cur`tain. a transverse curtain opened by being drawn from both sides of the proscenium.
7. (often cap.) Chiefly Brit. a member of any of a number of traditionally itinerant peoples of the British Isles.
Also, esp. Brit.,trav′el•ler.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.traveler - a person who changes locationtraveler - a person who changes location  
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
absentee - one that is absent or not in residence
air traveler, air traveller - someone who travels by airplane
arriver, comer, arrival - someone who arrives (or has arrived)
astronaut, cosmonaut, spaceman - a person trained to travel in a spacecraft; "the Russians called their astronauts cosmonauts"
business traveler - a traveler whose expenses are paid by the business he works for
bearer, carrier, toter - someone whose employment involves carrying something; "the bonds were transmitted by carrier"
companion, fellow traveler, fellow traveller - a traveler who accompanies you
entrant - someone who enters; "new entrants to the country must go though immigration procedures"
flier, flyer - someone who travels by air
follower - someone who travels behind or pursues another
alien, foreigner, noncitizen, outlander - a person who comes from a foreign country; someone who does not owe allegiance to your country
hosteller - a traveler who lodges in hostels; "a youth hosteller"
courier, messenger - a person who carries a message
migrant, migrator - traveler who moves from one region or country to another
motorcyclist - a traveler who rides a motorcycle
mover - someone who moves
musher - a traveler who drives (or travels with) a dog team
passenger, rider - a traveler riding in a vehicle (a boat or bus or car or plane or train etc) who is not operating it
pedestrian, footer, walker - a person who travels by foot
raftman, raftsman, rafter - someone who travels by raft
rider - a traveler who actively rides an animal (as a horse or camel)
rider - a traveler who actively rides a vehicle (as a bicycle or motorcycle)
runner - someone who travels on foot by running
scourer - someone who travels widely and energetically; "he was a scourer of the seven seas"
bather, natator, swimmer - a person who travels through the water by swimming; "he is not a good swimmer"
holidaymaker, tourer, tourist - someone who travels for pleasure
transient - one who stays for only a short time; "transient laborers"
trekker - a traveler who makes a long arduous journey (as hiking through mountainous country)
visitant, visitor - someone who visits
voyager - a traveler to a distant land (especially one who travels by sea)
bird of passage, roamer, rover, wanderer - someone who leads a wandering unsettled life
journeyer, wayfarer - a traveler going on a trip
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Still, the traveller dashed forward at the same reckless pace, regardless alike of the dirt and wet which flew about his head, the profound darkness of the night, and the probability of encountering some desperate characters abroad.
It was all as lonely as could be; and there is this peculiarity in such a solitude, that the traveller knows not who may be concealed by the innumerable trunks and the thick boughs overhead; so that with lonely footsteps he may yet be passing through an unseen multitude.
By the lakes that thus outspread Their lone waters, lone and dead, - Their sad waters, sad and chilly With the snows of the lolling lily, - By the mountains - near the river Murmuring lowly, murmuring ever, - By the grey woods, - by the swamp Where the toad and the newt encamp, - By the dismal tarns and pools Where dwell the Ghouls, - By each spot the most unholy - In each nook most melancholy, - There the traveller meets aghast Sheeted Memories of the Past - Shrouded forms that start and sigh As they pass the wanderer by - White-robed forms of friends long given, In agony, to the Earth - and Heaven.
I naturally asked the traveller if he had ever met with the Indians before.
and presenting himself in his cook's cap, lighted the traveller up a steep and narrow staircase; the traveller carrying his own cloak and knapsack, and bidding the landlady good night with a complimentary reference to the pleasure of seeing her again to-morrow.
The traveller answered that the same morning they had met these shepherds, and seeing them dressed in this mournful fashion they had asked them the reason of their appearing in such a guise; which one of them gave, describing the strange behaviour and beauty of a shepherdess called Marcela, and the loves of many who courted her, together with the death of that Chrysostom to whose burial they were going.
I don't know what you are saying,' said the traveller.
The appearance of the animal was sudden, and his flight inconceivably rapid; but the traveller appeared to be too keen a sportsman to be disconcerted by either.
The Donnithorne Arms stood at the entrance of the village, and a small farmyard and stackyard which flanked it, indicating that there was a pretty take of land attached to the inn, gave the traveller a promise of good feed for himself and his horse, which might well console him for the ignorance in which the weather-beaten sign left him as to the heraldic bearings of that ancient family, the Donnithornes.
The place where the traveller found himself seemed unpropitious for obtaining either shelter or refreshment, and he was likely to be reduced to the usual expedient of knights-errant, who, on such occasions, turned their horses to graze, and laid themselves down to meditate on their lady-mistress, with an oak-tree for a canopy.
On the other hand, as the traveller stays but a short time in each place, his descriptions must generally consist of mere sketches, instead of detailed observations.
Having made one or two tentative remarks to the nearest miner, and receiving only short, gruff replies, the traveller resigned himself to uncongenial silence, staring moodily out of the window at the fading landscape.