Definition of wayfarer in English:



  • A person who travels on foot.

    • ‘To cross the narrow isthmus connecting the peninsula of the Peloponnesus to the rest of Greece, wayfarers had to shuffle in single file along a dangerous, cliffside trail, braving crumbling ledges and scree.’
    • ‘Unlike the medieval or Renaissance wayfarers before them, however, these contemporary women are sitting in a car (a red Ford Explorer) in a snowstorm.’
    • ‘The ‘Hungry Rock’ road from Coolaney to Skreen is a short cut through the mountains and wayfarers should always remember to take enough provisions to ward off the supernatural demon which often caused severe hunger pangs.’
    • ‘After travel, the wayfarer's home is not the same anymore.’
    • ‘You abuse your powers by stealing from travelers, and you make this forest even more perilous for harmless wayfarers!’
    • ‘In July, local police had to save wayfarers four times.’
    • ‘The villa and its grounds had attracted no other wayfarers; the ruined stables would be comfortable enough.’
    • ‘The people of the desert landscape are wayfarers and bandits.’
    • ‘They made good progress and on the first night stopped at one of the wayfarers' inns that were stationed at convenient day intervals along the most used roads.’
    • ‘That is also when the omnipresent stray dogs are more interested in their siesta than in chasing hapless wayfarers.’
    • ‘Alas, the joint was shut, and there would be no refreshment for the parched 21st-century wayfarer.’
    • ‘New wayfarers looking at these travel brochures are eco-tourists and spring-break students.’
    • ‘Another reference is also made to them being like lost wayfarers, tossed about by vicious storms; in an earlier reference these storms pushed the ships around in circles, hindering their progress.’
    • ‘At the French villa that he purchased in 1926 and which served as his primary residence until his death in 1965, Maugham entertained scores of friends and wayfarers in Gatsbyesque style.’
    • ‘From time immemorial our human race has been called a race of wanderers and wayfarers, a restless people forever setting forth in pursuit of a better life.’
    • ‘There on the doorstop, drenched and dripping in the darkness, stood a miserably bedraggled Jewish wayfarer.’
    • ‘Through the closed windows came the occasional ‘peep’ of a fogbound wayfarer whistling for a hansom.’
    • ‘It could be by helping someone needy, whether it is a relative, a neighbour, a wayfarer, an orphan, a lady waiting to get married, or a student.’
    • ‘The biblical hero of hospitality, Abraham, had a tent that was open to all four directions, welcoming wayfarers from all sides, of all sorts, at all times.’
    • ‘I am a wayfarer, and I am not ready to settle down in one place for good.’
    traveller, journeyer, nomad, migrant, gypsy, vagabond, vagrant, itinerant, drifter
    walker, hiker, rambler, wanderer, roamer, rover, backpacker, footslogger
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