Meaning of traveller in English:


Pronunciation /ˈtrav(ə)lə/

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

    ‘thousands of air travellers were left stranded’
    • ‘business travellers’
    • ‘The shutdown of air traffic after 9/11 stranded thousands of travelers and disrupted business.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Canadian planes were ordered to land at the closest national airport, stranding thousands of air travellers.’
    • ‘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 fares are aimed at business travelers unable to plan travel far in advance.’
    • ‘However, these measures were put in place to deal with potential threats to air travelers are geared to ensure passengers' safety.’
    • ‘Retrospective questionnaire surveys in tourists and business travellers found that sleep disturbance and psychosis were common.’
    • ‘But business travellers almost always travel on weekdays, and they hate spending a weekend away from home.’
    • ‘She has also noted that business travellers are travelling less frequent than before.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The survey also found that 59 per cent of travellers surveyed thought business class fares were poor value for money.’
    • ‘Iqaluit-Pangnirtung air travellers also enjoy lower fares because of competition, he said.’
    • ‘Holiday air travelers found a new security equation in place.’
    • ‘Traveler decorum dictates that travelers are guests in the hospital.’
    passenger, tourist, tourer, journeyer, voyager, excursionist, sightseer, visitor, globetrotter, jet-setter
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  • 2

    (also Traveller)
    British A member of a community traditionally having an itinerant way of life, in particular an Irish Traveller.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘This is now the largest traveller site in the borough, with 60 caravans on site.’
    • ‘They describe a range of managed accommodation where Traveller families have a permanent base to park their caravans.’
    • ‘Schoolchildren spent a day in the life of a Romany traveller when a festival of caravans dropped in.’
    • ‘The programme tracks the changes that have occurred in the Traveller lifestyle in Kent in the course of one short generation.’
    1. 2.1British A person who holds New Age values and leads an itinerant and unconventional lifestyle.