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pe·des·tri·an

 (pə-dĕs′trē-ən)
n.
A person traveling on foot; a walker.
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or made for pedestrians: a pedestrian bridge.
2. Going or performed on foot: a pedestrian journey.
3. Undistinguished; ordinary: pedestrian prose. See Synonyms at dull.

[From Latin pedester, pedestr-, going on foot, from pedes, a pedestrian, from pēs, ped-, foot; see ped- in Indo-European roots.]

pe·des′tri·an·ism n.

pedestrian

(pɪˈdɛstrɪən)
n
a. a person travelling on foot; walker
b. (as modifier): a pedestrian precinct.
adj
dull; commonplace: a pedestrian style of writing.
[C18: from Latin pedester, from pēs foot]

pe•des•tri•an

(pəˈdɛs tri ən)

n.
1. a person who goes or travels on foot.
adj.
2. going or performed on foot.
3. of or for walking.
4. lacking in vitality, imagination, or distinction; prosaic.
[1710–20; < Latin pedestri- (s. of pedester on foot, derivative of pēs (s. ped-); see pedi-) + -an1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pedestrian - a person who travels by footpedestrian - a person who travels by foot  
traveler, traveller - a person who changes location
hiker, tramper, tramp - a foot traveler; someone who goes on an extended walk (for pleasure)
hobbler, limper - someone who has a limp and walks with a hobbling gait
jaywalker - a reckless pedestrian who crosses a street illegally
parader, marcher - walks with regular or stately step
nondriver - a person who is not a driver
passer, passerby, passer-by - a person who passes by casually or by chance
peripatetic - a person who walks from place to place
rambler - a person who takes long walks in the country
ambler, saunterer, stroller - someone who walks at a leisurely pace
shuffler - someone who walks without raising the feet
reeler, staggerer, totterer - someone who walks unsteadily as if about to fall
stalker - someone who walks with long stiff strides
stomper, tramper, trampler, stamper - someone who walks with a heavy noisy gait or who stamps on the ground
strider - a person who walks rapidly with long steps; "he was such a strider that she couldn't keep up without running"
stumbler, tripper - a walker or runner who trips and almost falls
swaggerer - someone who walks in an arrogant manner
plodder, slogger, trudger - someone who walks in a laborious heavy-footed manner
waddler - someone who walks with a waddling gait; "fat waddlers who walk like pigeons"
wayfarer - a pedestrian who walks from place to place
Adj.1.pedestrian - lacking wit or imagination; "a pedestrian movie plot"
uninteresting - arousing no interest or attention or curiosity or excitement; "a very uninteresting account of her trip"

pedestrian

noun
1. walker, foot-traveller, footslogger In Los Angeles, a pedestrian is a rare spectacle.
walker driver, motorist
adjective

pedestrian

adjective
Translations
عادي، مُمِلماشٍ، راجِلمُرتَـجِلٌ
chodecobyčejnýpěšípřízemnísuchý
fodgængerkedsommelig
jalakäija
پیاده
jalankulkijajalankulkujalka
pješak
gyalogos
pejalan kaki
gangandi vegfarandihversdagslegur
歩行者
보행자
pėsčiasis
gājējsgarlaicīgsikdienišķs
pieszyprzyziemnydla pieszych
pešec
fotgängare
คนเดินถนน
người đi bộ

pedestrian

[pɪˈdestrɪən]
A. Npeatón/ona m/f
B. ADJ (= dull, commonplace) [style, speech] → prosaico, pedestre
C. CPD pedestrian area N = pedestrian precinct pedestrian crossing N (Brit) → paso m de peatones
pedestrian precinct N (Brit) → zona f peatonal
pedestrian traffic Ncirculación f de peatones
pedestrian zone N (US) = pedestrian precinct

pedestrian

[pəˈdɛstriən]
npiéton m
modif [bridge] → piétonnier/ière, piéton(ne); [injury] → infligé(e) à un piéton pedestrian traffic, pedestrian crossing
adj (= uninteresting) → prosaïque, terre à terre invpedestrian crossing n (British)passage m pour piétons

pedestrian

nFußgänger(in) m(f)
adj
attr (= of pedestrians)Fußgänger-; pedestrian lightsFußgängerampel f; pedestrian precinct or (US) zoneFußgängerzone f; at a pedestrian paceim Schritttempo
(= prosaic) style etcschwunglos; method etcumständlich

pedestrian

[pɪˈdɛstrɪən]
1. npedone m
2. adj
a. (pej) (style, speech) → prosaico/a, pedestre
b. (access) → pedonale

pedestrian

(piˈdestriən) noun
a person who travels on foot. Three pedestrians were hit by the car.
adjective
ordinary; rather boring or unexciting. a pedestrian account.

pedestrian

مُرتَـجِلٌ chodec fodgænger Fußgänger πεζός peatón jalankulkija piéton pješak pedone 歩行者 보행자 voetganger fotgjenger pieszy peão, pedestre пешеход fotgängare คนเดินถนน yaya người đi bộ 行人
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The pursuit of the new remedy for stimulating a sluggish brain took him to a public house, kept by the professional pedestrian who had the honor of training him when he contended at Athletic Sports.
On one of these too frequent occasions he was boasting of his prowess as a pedestrian and athlete, and the outcome was a match against nature.
Fyne, you must know, was an enthusiastic pedestrian.
But he liked them; liked that mad driving at twelve miles an hour, liked upsetting a driver or running down a pedestrian, and flying at full gallop through the Moscow streets.
The pedestrian whom we have already mentioned, as pausing to contemplate this edifice, was no other than the gentleman so frequently named as Mr.
After a brief rest at Hamburg, we made preparations for a long pedestrian trip southward in the soft spring weather, but at the last moment we changed the program, for private reasons, and took the express-train.
While occupying myself with these no doubt wanton reflections on the unfair division of opportunities in human life, I was leisurely crossing the common, and presently I came up with a pedestrian who, though I had little suspected it as I caught sight of him ahead, was destined by a kind providence to make more entertaining talk for me in half an hour than most people provide in a lifetime.
It was sufficiently incrusted to bear a pedestrian, but the poor horses broke through the crust, and plunged and strained at every step.
The pedestrian, after another pace or two, halted, and turned round.
Carried a knapsack, as if on a pedestrian excursion.
Only occasionally, on the sidewalks, were there stray pedestrians, and these pedestrians did not loiter.
She scanned furtively the faces in the rushing stream of pedestrians.