Definition of fellow traveler in English:

fellow traveler


  • 1A person who travels with another.

    • ‘When travelling by train do not agree to look after the luggage of a fellow traveller or allow it to be stored in your compartment.’
    • ‘Climbing over the ruins of Machu Picchu with a group of archaeologists, I was struck by the age of our fellow travelers.’
    • ‘You could take just a single book and once you've reached 'reader, I married him', swap it with a fellow traveller in the hostel common room.’
    • ‘If any one planning is the same trip on the same dates, i shall be more than happy to get a fellow traveller.’
    • ‘There are any number of things that can blight a train journey: unruly children; fellow travellers barking into mobile phones; signal failures.’
    • ‘Be aware of the lack of arm room and be courteous to your fellow travellers.’
    • ‘As I tell all my fellow travelers on the Chicago Film Tour bus, everyone's opinion is valid when it comes to film, the most democratic and accessible of the arts.’
    • ‘The two sixtysomething fellow travelers board a plane for mysteries that only another country can provide.’
    • ‘Researchers have found that eight in ten of us display annoying habits that drive our fellow travellers up the wall.’
    • ‘The ceremony will honour the men and women who tended the injured and also the walking wounded who refused to leave the scene and helped their fellow travellers.’
    1. 1.1A person who is not a member of a particular group or political party (especially the Communist Party), but who sympathizes with the group's aims and policies.
      • ‘Sartre has been dismissed politically as a Stalinist fellow traveller.’
      • ‘I don't expect American liberals or their fellow travellers to pay much heed to King's argument.’
      • ‘The collapse of Bolshevism deprived the panoply of fellow-travelers of the paradaisal vision they needed to function.’
      • ‘Am I worried that people who should be my fellow-travelers are turning against me?’
      • ‘If he was a communist or even a fellow-traveller then clearly that would be a different matter but he was a committed anti-Soviet.’
      • ‘George Orwell once remarked to a Communist fellow traveler with whom he was having a dispute: ‘You must be an intellectual.’’
      • ‘The author is a Communist, or at least a fellow traveller, and he's agog at just how wonderful the Soviet Union is - although he finds some cities to be quite dirty.’
      • ‘All too many of his nihilist fellow-travellers in Western establishment circles have expressed the same sentiment over and over again these last few years.’
      • ‘Care should be taken in distinguishing the hard-core totalitarians from the fellow-travelers, and Pipes doesn't seem to want to do this.’
      • ‘If nothing else, it is refreshing to see a feminist fellow traveler acknowledge that there is, indeed, an innate value in motherhood.’
      • ‘This is just to say that although I may never become Catholic, I am to some extent a fellow-traveler and feel very comforted by the vibrant Catholic blogging community.’
      • ‘This is exactly what the fellow-travellers of Empire, mimicking a past generation of fellow-travellers, refuse to accept.’
      • ‘For Berlin she embodied the absolute reproach to ‘all the Marxist fellow-travellers who believed that individuals could never stand up to the march of history’.’