from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that travels regularly from one place to another, as from suburb to city and back.
- n. An airplane or airline that carries passengers relatively short distances and often serves remote communities and small airports.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person who regularly travels from one place to another, typically to work.
- n. A piece of transportation equipment used for the transportation of such persons.
- adj. Typically of an aircraft, train etc., designed for use by commuters.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who commutes; especially, one who commutes in traveling.
- adj. of or pertaining to commuting, in the sense of traveling; used for commuting.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who commutes; specifically, one who purchases and uses a commutation-ticket.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who travels regularly from home in a suburb to work in a city
- n. a passenger train that is ridden primarily by passengers who travel regularly from one place to another
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Ehrlich did try to gain commuter support by calling MARC and Metro "broken," but did not much lay out a plan for improvement.
John Prater, head of the largest North American pilot union, testified that financial pressures – especially if the economy worsens – threaten to inhibit safety programs at certain commuter operations.
Lack of economic development, resulting in commuter gridlock and limited commercial tax base.
Alternative 5 also needs a funded program to provide bus routes, pedestrian improvements, and bicycle improvements so that we can use our expanding investments in commuter rail, light rail, and regional and local transit more efficiently.
Its offering for the urban commuter is just slightly less rugged.
I can't believe Obama is charged with ngegative campaigning when he calls attention to the bogus nature of this gas tax reprieve, which would cost $9 Billion, and put pennies in commuter's pockets, throw thousands of highway construction workers out of work, and be paid back by some further bogus tapping of the oil industry, which legislation would be immediately vetoed by Bush.
UK abandons plan to put X-rays and metal detectors in commuter rail stations
In the multi-cultural and technologically decentralized societies of the West, adult encounters with the exploding diversity of the city tend to occur in commuter trains, shopping malls, media and to some degree, the workplace -- at distance.
Off the top of my head the word commuter is a good example .
The Fusion Hybrid can go over 700 miles between fillups, which for the average commuter translates into a stop at the pump once a month.