Meaning of fellow traveller in English:

fellow traveller



  • 1A person who travels with another.

    ‘the flight attendant asked my fellow travellers to turn off their phones’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘If any one planning is the same trip on the same dates, i shall be more than happy to get a fellow traveller.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Climbing over the ruins of Machu Picchu with a group of archaeologists, I was struck by the age of our fellow travelers.’
    • ‘The two sixtysomething fellow travelers board a plane for mysteries that only another country can provide.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Researchers have found that eight in ten of us display annoying habits that drive our fellow travellers up the wall.’
    • ‘Be aware of the lack of arm room and be courteous to your fellow travellers.’
    • ‘There are any number of things that can blight a train journey: unruly children; fellow travellers barking into mobile phones; signal failures.’
    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.
      ‘he was certainly a fellow traveller—in the political context of the Thirties this was unremarkable’
      • ‘George Orwell once remarked to a Communist fellow traveler with whom he was having a dispute: ‘You must be an intellectual.’’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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’.’
      • ‘Care should be taken in distinguishing the hard-core totalitarians from the fellow-travelers, and Pipes doesn't seem to want to do this.’
      • ‘The author is a Communist, or at least a fellow traveller.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The collapse of Bolshevism deprived the panoply of fellow-travelers of the paradaisal vision they needed to function.’
      • ‘This is exactly what the fellow-travellers of Empire, mimicking a past generation of fellow-travellers, refuse to accept.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Am I worried that people who should be my fellow-travelers are turning against me?’
      supporter, advocate, backer, well-wisher, ally, partisan, fellow traveller