pilgrim


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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
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She knew it very well, for it was that beautiful old story of the best life ever lived, and Jo felt that it was a true guidebook for any pilgrim going on a long journey.
It was as if a new birth, with stronger assimilations than the first, had converted the forest-land, still so uncongenial to every other pilgrim and wanderer, into Hester Prynne's wild and dreary, but life-long home.
That was Amos Struver; and then there was Harry Adams, the assistant clerk, a pale, scholarly-looking man, who came from Massachusetts, of Pilgrim stock.
This shout burst from twenty pilgrim mouths at once.
I reminded the audience of the peril which surrounded this self- emancipated young man at the North,--even in Mas- sachusetts, on the soil of the Pilgrim Fathers, among the descendants of revolutionary sires; and I ap- pealed to them, whether they would ever allow him to be carried back into slavery,--law or no law, con- stitution or no constitution.
Rarely did that hour of the evening come, rarely did I wake at night, rarely did I look up at the moon, or stars, or watch the falling rain, or hear the wind, but I thought of his solitary figure toiling on, poor pilgrim, and recalled the words:
Wopsle taking the bass, and asserting with a tremendously strong voice (in reply to the inquisitive bore who leads that piece of music in a most impertinent manner, by wanting to know all about everybody's private affairs) that he was the man with his white locks flowing, and that he was upon the whole the weakest pilgrim going.
I said to myself, as I stepped along in the spring morning air; for, being a pilgrim, I was involuntarily in a mediaeval frame of mind, and "Marry
These two dignified persons were followed by their respective attendants, and at a more humble distance by their guide, whose figure had nothing more remarkable than it derived from the usual weeds of a pilgrim.
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,
I was not much at my ease, alone among six Mahometans, and could not help apprehending that some zealous pilgrim of Mecca might lay hold on this opportunity, in the heat of his devotion, of sacrificing me to his prophet.
If indeed when the pilgrim arrives in the world below, he is delivered from the professors of justice in this world, and finds the true judges who are said to give judgment there, Minos and Rhadamanthus and Aeacus and Triptolemus, and other sons of God who were righteous in their own life, that pilgrimage will be worth making.