traveler

If you take frequent trips across the country or around the world, you are a traveler. Take a plane to Mexico, and all the other passengers are travelers, just like you.

Some people travel often, for work or fun, and they are travelers. Even if you're leaving your hometown for the very first time, you're considered a traveler while you are traveling. The trick to this word is that it sounds like it should have two Ls (and in Canada and the U.K., it's spelled traveller), but in the U.S. there's only one.

Definitions of traveler
  1. noun
    a person who changes location
    synonyms: traveller
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    examples:
    Marco Polo
    Venetian traveler who explored Asia in the 13th century and served Kublai Khan (1254-1324)
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    absentee
    one that is absent or not in residence
    air traveler, air traveller
    someone who travels by airplane
    arrival, arriver, comer
    someone who arrives (or has arrived)
    astronaut, cosmonaut, spaceman
    a person trained to travel in a spacecraft
    business traveler
    a traveler whose expenses are paid by the business he works for
    bearer, carrier, toter
    someone whose employment involves carrying something
    companion, fellow traveler, fellow traveller
    a traveler who accompanies you
    entrant
    someone who enters
    flier, flyer
    someone who travels by air
    follower
    someone who travels behind or pursues another
    alien, foreigner, noncitizen, outlander
    a person who comes from a foreign country; someone who does not owe allegiance to your country
    hosteller
    a traveler who lodges in hostels
    courier, messenger
    a person who carries a message
    migrant, migrator
    traveler who moves from one region or country to another
    motorcyclist
    a traveler who rides a motorcycle
    mover
    someone who moves
    musher
    a traveler who drives (or travels with) a dog team
    passenger, rider
    a traveler riding in a vehicle (a boat or bus or car or plane or train etc) but not operating it
    footer, pedestrian, walker
    a person who travels by foot
    rafter, raftman, raftsman
    someone who travels by raft
    rider
    a traveler who actively rides an animal (as a horse or camel)
    rider
    a traveler who actively rides a vehicle (as a bicycle or motorcycle)
    runner
    someone who travels on foot by running
    scourer
    someone who travels widely and energetically
    bather, natator, swimmer
    a person who travels through the water by swimming
    holidaymaker, tourer, tourist
    someone who travels for pleasure
    transient
    one who stays for only a short time
    trekker
    a traveler who makes a long arduous journey (as hiking through mountainous country)
    visitant, visitor
    someone who visits
    voyager
    a traveler to a distant land (especially one who travels by sea)
    bird of passage, roamer, rover, wanderer
    someone who leads a wandering unsettled life
    journeyer, wayfarer
    a traveler going on a trip
    AWOL
    one who is away or absent without leave
    advancer
    someone who advances
    ascender
    someone who ascends
    au pair
    a young foreigner who lives with a family in return for doing light housework
    boulevardier
    a visitor of a city boulevard (especially in Paris)
    caller, company
    a social or business visitor
    coaster
    someone who coasts
    commuter
    someone who travels regularly from home in a suburb to work in a city
    conveyer, conveyor
    a person who conveys (carries or transmits)
    defaulter
    someone who fails to make a required appearance in court
    departer, goer, leaver
    someone who leaves
    descender
    someone who descends
    dispatch rider
    a messenger who carries military dispatches (usually on a motorcycle)
    early bird
    a person who arrives early before others do
    emigrant, emigre, emigree, outgoer
    someone who leaves one country to settle in another
    evacuee
    a person who has been evacuated from a dangerous place
    deportee, exile
    a person who is expelled from home or country by authority
    exile, expat, expatriate
    a person who is voluntarily absent from home or country
    fare
    a paying (taxi) passenger
    floater
    a swimmer who floats in the water
    gringo
    a Latin American (disparaging) term for foreigners (especially Americans and Englishmen)
    guest, invitee
    a visitor to whom hospitality is extended
    hang glider
    a rider of a hang glider
    herald, trumpeter
    (formal) a person who announces important news
    hiker, tramp, tramper
    a foot traveler; someone who goes on an extended walk (for pleasure)
    hitchhiker
    a person who travels by getting free rides from passing vehicles
    hitter, striker
    someone who hits
    hobbler, limper
    someone who has a limp and walks with a hobbling gait
    equestrian, horseback rider, horseman
    a person skilled in riding horses
    immigrant
    a person who comes to a country where they were not born in order to settle there
    import, importee
    an imported person brought from a foreign country
    interloper, intruder, trespasser
    someone who intrudes on the privacy or property of another without permission
    jaywalker
    a reckless pedestrian who crosses a street illegally
    jogger
    someone who runs a steady slow pace (usually for exercise)
    latecomer
    someone who arrives late
    lunger
    someone who moves forward suddenly (as in fencing)
    marcher, parader
    walks with regular or stately step
    bearer
    a messenger who bears or presents
    errand boy, messenger boy
    a boy who earns money by running errands
    metic
    an alien who paid a fee to reside in an ancient Greek city
    newcomer
    a recent arrival
    nomad
    a member of a people who have no permanent home but move about according to the seasons
    nondriver
    a person who is not a driver
    passer, passer-by, passerby
    a person who passes by casually or by chance
    pedaler, pedaller
    a person who rides a pedal-driven vehicle (as a bicycle)
    peripatetic
    a person who walks from place to place
    pilgrim
    someone who journeys in foreign lands
    process-server
    someone who personally delivers a process (a writ compelling attendance in court) or court papers to the defendant
    puller
    someone who applies force so as to cause motion toward herself or himself
    chaser, pursuer
    a person who is pursuing and trying to overtake or capture
    pusher, shover
    someone who pushes
    rambler
    a person who takes long walks in the country
    runner
    a person who is employed to deliver messages or documents
    rusher
    someone who migrates as part of a rush to a new gold field or a new territory
    ambler, saunterer, stroller
    someone who walks at a leisurely pace
    scrambler
    a rapid mover; someone who scrambles
    colonist, settler
    a person who settles in a new colony or moves into new country
    shadow
    an inseparable companion
    shuffler
    someone who walks without raising the feet
    excursionist, rubberneck, sightseer, tripper
    a tourist who is visiting sights of interest
    aquanaut, skin-diver
    an underwater swimmer equipped with a face mask and foot fins and either a snorkel or an air cylinder
    spacewalker
    an astronaut who is active outside a spacecraft in outer space
    reeler, staggerer, totterer
    someone who walks unsteadily as if about to fall
    stalker
    someone who walks with long stiff strides
    stamper, stomper, tramper, trampler
    someone who walks with a heavy noisy gait or who stamps on the ground
    stowaway
    a person who hides aboard a ship or plane in the hope of getting free passage
    straphanger
    a standing subway or bus passenger who grips a hanging strap for support
    strider
    a person who walks rapidly with long steps
    stumbler, tripper
    a walker or runner who trips and almost falls
    surfboarder, surfer
    someone who engages in surfboarding
    swaggerer
    someone who walks in an arrogant manner
    shadow, shadower, tail
    a spy employed to follow someone and report their movements
    transferer, transferrer
    someone who transfers something
    traverser
    someone who moves or passes across
    hooky player, truant
    one who is absent from school without permission
    plodder, slogger, trudger
    someone who walks in a laborious heavy-footed manner
    drifter, floater, vagabond, vagrant
    a wanderer who has no established residence or visible means of support
    visiting fireman
    an important or distinguished visitor
    waddler
    someone who walks with a waddling gait
    wayfarer
    a pedestrian who walks from place to place
    prodigal
    someone who returns after a long absence characterized by reckless behavior
    type of:
    individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul
    a human being
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