American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A person who travels in a conveyance, such as a car or train, without participating in its operation.
- n. Informal A person who participates only passively in an activity.
- n. A wayfarer or traveler.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who passes or is on his way; a passer-by; a wayfarer; a traveler.
- n. One who travels in a public conveyance; especially, one who travels in such a conveyance by virtue of a contract express or implied with the carrier, as the payment of fare, or something accepted as an equivalent therefor.
- n. A bird of passage; a casual visitor.
- n. A passage-boat.
- n. In a boat-race, one of the crew who adds to the weight of the boat without doing his share of the work; hence, an ineffective member of a football-team, etc.
- n. One who rides or travels in a train, motor vehicle, boat, ship, ferry, hovercraft, aircraft, etc., but who does not operate it and is not a member of the crew.
- n. falconry A young hunting bird that can fly and is taken while it is still in its first year.
- v. intransitive To ride as a passenger in a vehicle.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A passer or passer-by; a wayfarer.
- n. A traveler by some established conveyance, as a coach, steamboat, railroad train, etc.
- n. a traveler riding in a vehicle (a boat or bus or car or plane or train etc) who is not operating it
- Middle English passinger, alteration of passager, from Old French passageor, from passager, passing, from passage, passage; see passage1. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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