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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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Had I been inclined to superstition, I should have certainly thought that I had to do with some siren whose business it was to confound the traveler who should venture on the waters of the house on the lake.
It is rather unusual that a white man comes unheralded," he said, as they walked together toward the field into which he had suggested that the traveler might turn his pony.
And, though Europa never came, the good Thasus had the blessings of many a poor traveler, who profited by the food and lodging which were meant for the little playmate of the king's boyhood.