Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A person traveling on foot; a walker.
  • adjective Of, relating to, or made for pedestrians.
  • adjective Going or performed on foot.
  • adjective Undistinguished; ordinary: synonym: dull.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Going on foot; walking: as, a pedestrian excursionist; also, performed on foot: as, a pedestrian journey. Hence—2. Low; vulgar; common.
  • noun One who walks or journeys on foot. Specifically—2. One who walks or races on foot for a wager; a professional walker; one who has made a notable record for speed or endurance in walking.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Going on foot; performed on foot.
  • adjective Lacking in distinction or imaginativeness; ordinary; commonplace; dull; insipid; prosaic.
  • noun A walker; one who journeys on foot; a foot traveler; specif., a professional walker or runner.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective not comparable Of or intended for those who are walking.
  • adjective comparable Ordinary, dull; everyday; unexceptional.
  • noun Somebody walking rather than using a vehicle; somebody traveling on foot.

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

  • adjective lacking wit or imagination
  • noun a person who travels by foot

Etymologies

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

[From Latin pedester, pedestr-, going on foot, from pedes, a pedestrian, from pēs, ped-, foot; see ped- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin pedestri-, from pedester.

Examples

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  • "You're making Nestle Toll House cookies? How pedestrian." -- me, to my wife, after which I did not get any cookies.

    September 14, 2007

  • Pedestrian power.

    December 15, 2007