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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.]
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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
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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]
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pilgrim

- Its basic meaning was "traveler, homeless wanderer," from Latin peregrinum, "foreigner, stranger."
See also related terms for stranger.
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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
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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]
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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).
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pilgrim

[ˈpɪlgrɪm] npèlerin m
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pilgrim

nPilger(in) m(f); the Pilgrim Fathersdie Pilgerväter pl
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pilgrim

[ˈpɪlgrɪm] npellegrino/a
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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.
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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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References in classic literature ?
Three years later he was again imprisoned for six months, and it was at that time that he composed the first part of 'The Pilgrim's Progress,' which was published in 1678.
"I read in PILGRIM'S PROGRESS today how, after many troubles, christian and Hopeful came to a pleasant green meadow where lilies bloomed all year round, and there they rested happily, as we do now, before they went on to their journey's end," answered Beth, adding, as she slipped out of her father's arms and went to the instrument, "It's singing time now, and I want to be in my old place.
"The miraculous fount hath ceased to flow!" This shout burst from twenty pilgrim mouths at once.
Praskovya Mikhaylovna pressed her hands to her withered breast, opened her mouth, and stood petrified, staring at the pilgrim with dilated eyes.
"The Lord of the Celestial City," began the other pilgrim, whose name was Mr.
``Second to =none=,'' said the Pilgrim, who had stood near enough to hear, and had listened to this conversation with marked impatience.
Clad in a simple gown, and perhaps with bare feet, the pilgrim set out.
"Ah, and Ivanushka is here too!" said Prince Andrew, glancing with a smile at the young pilgrim.
Sancho was surprised to hear himself called by his name and find himself embraced by a foreign pilgrim, and after regarding him steadily without speaking he was still unable to recognise him; but the pilgrim perceiving his perplexity cried, "What!
Then I remembered that beyond these ploughed fields he was crossing lay Pilgrim's Pond, for which
He returned from Boston to Salem, travelling through the woods on foot, and leaning on his pilgrim's staff.
Light this halt of the pilgrims by the wild red flames of cressets and torches, streaming up at intervals from every part of the innumerable throng.