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Webster 1913 Edition


passenger

pas′sen-ger

(păs′sĕn-jẽr)
,
Noun.
[OE. & F.
passager
. See
Passage
, and cf.
Messenger
.]
1.
A passer or passer-by; a wayfarer.
Shak.
2.
A traveler by some established conveyance, as a coach, steamboat, railroad train, etc.
Passenger falcon
(Zool.)
,
a migratory hawk.
Ainsworth.

Definition 2021


passenger

passenger

English

Noun

passenger (plural passengers)

  1. One who rides or travels in a vehicle, but who does not operate it and is not a member of the crew.
    • 1915, George A. Birmingham, chapter I”, in Gossamer (Project Gutenberg; EBook #24394), London: Methuen & Co., published 8 January 2013 (Project Gutenberg version), OCLC 558189256:
      It is never possible to settle down to the ordinary routine of life at sea until the **** begins to revolve. There is an hour or two, after the passengers have embarked, which is disquieting and fussy.
    • 2013 June 1, Ideas coming down the track”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8838, page 13 (Technology Quarterly):
      A “moving platform” scheme [] is more technologically ambitious than maglev trains even though it relies on conventional rails. Local trains would use side-by-side rails to roll alongside intercity trains and allow passengers to switch trains by stepping through docking bays.
  2. (falconry) A young hunting bird that can fly and is taken while it is still in its first year.
  3. (obsolete) A passer-by; a wayfarer.

Translations

Verb

passenger (third-person singular simple present passengers, present participle passengering, simple past and past participle passengered)

  1. (intransitive) To ride as a passenger in a vehicle.

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