Definition of pedestrian in English:

pedestrian

Line breaks: ped|es¦|trian
Pronunciation: /pɪˈdɛstrɪən
 
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noun

  • A person walking rather than travelling in a vehicle: the road is so dangerous pedestrians avoid it [as modifier]: a pedestrian bridge
    More example sentences
    • The new crossing would improve conditions both for pedestrians and vehicles.
    • Vehicles and pedestrians can still use Bank Street but it is taking away some of the parking space.
    • No lights, just a steady stream of pedestrians walking over the road and holding up the traffic.
    Synonyms
    walker, person on foot, hiker, rambler, stroller, wayfarer, footslogger
    rare foot traveller

adjective

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Derivatives

pedestrianism

noun
More example sentences
  • He has moved from iconoclasm to pedestrianism, and is increasingly incoherent.
  • It would be churlish to note the disparity between Spark's fastidious energy and the pedestrianism of this book, were the disparity not so glaring.
  • Pedestrianism had become hugely popular, and the newspapers of the day were enthusiastically playing up the challenge.

pedestrianly

adverb

Origin

early 18th century: from French pédestre or Latin pedester 'going on foot', also 'written in prose' + -ian. Early use in English was in the description of writing as 'prosaic'.

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