from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A person who goes on an excursion.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who goes on excursions; a traveller or tourist

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who goes on an excursion, or pleasure trip.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who makes an excursion; specifically, a member of a company making a journey for pleasure.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a tourist who is visiting sights of interest


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  • Worse than all, he finds himself confounded with a still lower class, known at Bar Harbor as "the tourist" -- elsewhere called the excursionist -- who comes by the hundred on the steamers in linen dusters, and is compelled by force of circumstances to "do"

    Reflections and Comments 1865-1895

  • It is to the likes of constant Billy that Michael turns when he thinks that maybe his festival, his humanitarian dream of righteousness and virtue, is getting a little soft-shelled and modish, a bit too grand and deluxe, Glyndebourne on mild magic mushrooms, baby-boomer Butlins, an X and Y generation package holiday, an excuse for mere excursionist hijinks.

    Billy Bragg's Glastonbury tips

  • From naturalism one had passed to domestic pyrography and the the excursionist kodak.

    [Jose] Oswald de [Souza] Andrade

  • Cheap indeed, for the middle and upper class excursionist, but still well out of the reach of the labouring man for whom walking was an everyday fact of life.

    Archive 2006-09-01

  • Smoke rose, thin and quickly scattered, from a swale kilometers off, an excursionist campfire, but that belonged, recalling a Stone Age his race had forgotten but his genes had not.


  • No excursionist will take a seaside holiday in the north without wishing to see the Farne

    Grace Darling Heroine of the Farne Islands

  • It looks like a dark-colored cup with a ragged margin, and may be seen by the excursionist in the spring on the roadside.

    Among the Mushrooms A Guide For Beginners

  • This provides one of the most frequent and popular trips of the Plymouth pleasure-steamers, and the picturesque spot, once haunted by smugglers, is now, during the summer months, a lively playground of the excursionist.

    The Cornwall Coast

  • Ynyslas remains to-day a lonely swamp, but somewhat better luck attended the effort to carry the excursionist on to Borth.

    The Story of the Cambrian A Biography of a Railway

  • Just then a wave breaks over him, and more like a drowned excursionist than an American pilot this little man is hauled on board.

    The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol 2 (of 2)


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