Definition of well traveled in English:

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well traveled


1(Of a person) having traveled widely.
Example sentences
  • There are a lot of very interesting, very smart, very well-traveled people here, people with a lot of experience doing the kind of work I want to do.
  • I am a well travelled American and have personally observed this numerous times on my world travels.
  • The well-traveled person ‘knows’ distant places and, thus, has often gained new insight into his/her place of origin.
2(Of a route) much frequented by travelers.
Example sentences
  • The stairs leading from the servants level to ground were well-travelled routes, with untold scores of menials scurrying to and fro between their masters and duties.
  • The trails (most of them traditional, well-traveled routes used in Igloolik for generations) were mainly mapped while traveling, using the track function of a portable GPS unit.
  • Of the 37 trails, 23 correspond to traditional, well-traveled routes, while the trail from Igloolik to the floe edge varies slightly from year to year.

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Syllabification: well trav·eled

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