Definition of pedestrian in English:
- 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.
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- In spite of the glowing praise on the back cover, it turned out to be very pedestrian and hum-drum.
- Halfway through this fairly pedestrian game matters were poised on a knife-edge.
- The performance is so pedestrian it practically gets run over by a goey-filled truckie.
- Example sentences
- By this extraordinary effort of pedestrianism, he netted the sum of a hundred guineas, which had been staked on his success.
- As a sport, running is the present day version of 'pedestrianism', which originated in eighteenth century Britain and came to Australia in the mid-nineteenth century.
- Pedestrianism had become hugely popular, and the newspapers of the day were enthusiastically playing up the challenge.
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'.
Words that rhyme with pedestrianequestrian
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