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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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If a pedestrian got in her way she drove straight ahead and the frightened citizen had to es- cape as best he could.
Why did the poor poet of Tennessee, upon suddenly receiving two handfuls of silver, deliberate whether to buy him a coat, which he sadly needed, or invest his money in a pedestrian trip to Rockaway Beach?
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.
It would have been in vain for Scrooge to plead that the weather and the hour were not adapted to pedestrian purposes; that bed was warm, and the thermometer a long way below freezing; that he was clad but lightly in his slippers, dressing-gown, and nightcap; and that he had a cold upon him at that time.
Whenever she was particularly discomposed, she always performed one of these pedestrian feats; and the amount of her discomposure might always be estimated by the duration of her walk.
The idea of Marner's money kept growing in vividness, now the want of it had become immediate; the prospect of having to make his appearance with the muddy boots of a pedestrian at Batherley, and to encounter the grinning queries of stablemen, stood unpleasantly in the way of his impatience to be back at Raveloe and carry out his felicitous plan; and a casual visitation of his waistcoat-pocket, as he was ruminating, awakened his memory to the fact that the two or three small coins his forefinger encountered there were of too pale a colour to cover that small debt, without payment of which the stable-keeper had declared he would never do any more business with Dunsey Cass.
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 got about that he had made a poor job of the box; and as he, when taxed with this, emphatically confirmed it, he got no other commission; and his signboard served thenceforth only for the amusement of pedestrian tourists and of shepherd boys with a taste for stone throwing.
Such of my readers as have made a pedestrian excursion to the south of France may perchance have noticed, about midway between the town of Beaucaire and the village of Bellegarde, -- a little nearer to the former than to the latter, -- a small roadside inn, from the front of which hung, creaking and flapping in the wind, a sheet of tin covered with a grotesque representation of the Pont du Gard.
I meant to have been at Ethan Crawford's to-night; but a pedestrian lingers along such a road as this.
I meant to have been at Ethan Crawford's tonight; but a pedestrian lingers along such a road as this.
The pedestrian whom we have already mentioned, as pausing to contemplate this edifice, was no other than the gentleman so frequently named as Mr.