Definition of traveller in English:


(US traveler)


  • 1A person who is travelling or who often travels.

    ‘thousands of air travellers were left stranded’
    ‘business travellers’
    • ‘He said the airline wanted to provide top-class travel for the business traveller and it had built up a record of service that it would not compromise.’
    • ‘Most airlines use 21 days, 14 days, and 7 days to differentiate between vacationers and business travelers.’
    • ‘Canadian planes were ordered to land at the closest national airport, stranding thousands of air travellers.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He provides business travelers and vacationers advice on how to experience exotic locations and new places without ever being truly touched or connected to them.’
    • ‘It inconveniences thousands and thousands of air travelers and disrupts the system, but it assures the security of the system.’
    • ‘Retrospective questionnaire surveys in tourists and business travellers found that sleep disturbance and psychosis were common.’
    • ‘The shutdown of air traffic after 9/11 stranded thousands of travelers and disrupted business.’
    • ‘But business travellers almost always travel on weekdays, and they hate spending a weekend away from home.’
    • ‘This term is misleading, as the same risk factors may apply to first-class and business-class air travellers as well as travel by road and rail.’
    • ‘Japan is now expecting 16 percent fewer foreign visitors than normal during the cup, as business travelers and regular tourists stay away.’
    • ‘Grounded planes in Canada and the U.S. stranded hundreds of thousands of air travelers in dark terminals.’
    • ‘The survey also found that 59 per cent of travellers surveyed thought business class fares were poor value for money.’
    • ‘Holiday air travelers found a new security equation in place.’
    • ‘Traveler decorum dictates that travelers are guests in the hospital.’
    • ‘However, these measures were put in place to deal with potential threats to air travelers are geared to ensure passengers' safety.’
    • ‘She has also noted that business travellers are travelling less frequent than before.’
    • ‘Iqaluit-Pangnirtung air travellers also enjoy lower fares because of competition, he said.’
    • ‘The fares are aimed at business travelers unable to plan travel far in advance.’
    • ‘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.’
    passenger, tourist, tripper, tourer, journeyer, voyager, excursionist, holidaymaker, sightseer, visitor, globetrotter, jet-setter
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    1. 1.1British A Gypsy or other nomadic person.
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Police have revealed a feud between rival travellers ' gangs led to three men being shot in Wickford.’
      • ‘Mr James, who recovered, was left in intensive care after a brawl at a travellers ' wedding led to him being shot.’
      • ‘Millionaire residents have been stunned to learn of a farmer's plan to sell land in their affluent Cheshire neighbourhood to gypsy travellers.’
    2. 1.2British A person who holds New Age values and leads an itinerant and unconventional lifestyle.
      gypsy, romany, tzigane, didicoi
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