(US also traveler)
- 1A person who is travelling or who often travels: thousands of air travellers were left stranded business travellersMore example sentences
passenger, tourist, tripper, tourer, journeyer, voyager, excursionist, holidaymaker, sightseer, visitor, globetrotter, jet-setter; backpacker, pilgrim, gadabout; rover, wanderer, explorer, discoverer, scout, surveyor, reconnoitrer, prospector; commuter, fare payer, fare; North American vacationer, vacationist• informal gallivanter
- The shutdown of air traffic after 9/11 stranded thousands of travelers and disrupted business.
- This is because Taiwanese carriers can expect to enjoy higher demand from increasing numbers of business travelers and tourists travelling between Taiwan and North America.
- It's a no-brainer to support high-speed trains that take business and pleasure travelers out of the air and put them back on the ground for trips of three hours or less.
- 1.1 (usually Traveller) British A Gypsy or other nomadic person.More example sentences
- Many Romany gypsies and Irish travellers have since been unable to find suitable sites and have occupied land without planning permission.
- The proposals were first floated in a report produced by a council-led scrutiny inquiry into gypsies and travellers and were revealed in the Daily Echo in October.
- Millionaire residents have been stunned to learn of a farmer's plan to sell land in their affluent Cheshire neighbourhood to gypsy travellers.
- 1.2 (also New Age traveller) British A person who holds New Age values and leads an itinerant and unconventional lifestyle.