Definitions

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

  • noun One who travels or has traveled, as to distant places.
  • noun A traveling salesperson.
  • noun A member of any of various groups of traditionally itinerate people living especially in Scotland and Ireland.
  • noun A metal ring that moves freely back and forth on a rope, rod, or spar.
  • noun The rope, rod, or spar on which such a ring moves.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A toiler; laborer; worker.
  • noun One who or that which travels in any way; one who makes a journey, or who is on his way from place to place; a wayfarer; one who or that which gets over the ground: as, his horse is a good traveler.
  • noun One who journeys to foreign hinds; one who visits strange countries and people.
  • noun A person who travels for a mercantile firm to solicit orders for goods, collect accounts, and the like. Also called commercial traveler, and formerly rider.
  • noun Same as swagman, 2.
  • noun That which travels or traverses.

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

  • noun One who travels; one who has traveled much.
  • noun A commercial agent who travels for the purpose of receiving orders for merchants, making collections, etc.
  • noun (Mach.) A traveling crane. See under Crane.
  • noun (Spinning) The metal loop which travels around the ring surrounding the bobbin, in a ring spinner.
  • noun (Naut.) An iron encircling a rope, bar, spar, or the like, and sliding thereon.
  • noun (Bot.) the Clematis vitalba, a climbing plant with white flowers.
  • noun (Bot.) See Ravenala.

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

  • noun US Alternative form of traveller.

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

  • noun a person who changes location

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

travel +‎ -er

Examples

  • ˜traveler™ signifies by imposition the human being who is a traveler, but also represents the road the traveler travels on.

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  • Now, if it ` s writings to entice someone or there ` s kiddie porn involved, that ` s what the FBI usually goes after, what they call a traveler, someone who will travel to get a minor or have the minor travel to them.

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  • Other readers may offer a different perspective, provide more information or suggest alternatives, but in the end the traveler is going to do what makes them feel more comfortable, or avoid what makes them uncomfortable or anxious.

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  • Stephanie my little world traveler is off to the big Italy tomorrow-can you believe she isnt going to be here this week to listen to all my complaining, I wonder if Drew will listen????

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  • The traveler is comparatively disadvantaged and needs to compensate by asking the locals about current conditions.

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  • The traveler is comparatively disadvantaged and needs to compensate by asking the locals about current conditions.

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  • Other readers may offer a different perspective, provide more information or suggest alternatives, but in the end the traveler is going to do what makes them feel more comfortable, or avoid what makes them uncomfortable or anxious.

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  • Stephanie my little world traveler is off to the big Italy tomorrow-can you believe she isnt going to be here this week to listen to all my complaining, I wonder if Drew will listen????

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  • The traveler is comparatively disadvantaged and needs to compensate by asking the locals about current conditions.

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  • Other readers may offer a different perspective, provide more information or suggest alternatives, but in the end the traveler is going to do what makes them feel more comfortable, or avoid what makes them uncomfortable or anxious.

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