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

n a person who changes location

Marco Polo
Venetian traveler who explored Asia in the 13th century and served Kublai Khan (1254-1324)
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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
someone who enters
flier, flyer
someone who travels by air
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
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
a traveler who rides a motorcycle
someone who moves
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
a traveler who actively rides an animal (as a horse or camel)
a traveler who actively rides a vehicle (as a bicycle or motorcycle)
someone who travels on foot by running
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
one who stays for only a short time
a traveler who makes a long arduous journey (as hiking through mountainous country)
visitant, visitor
someone who visits
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
one who is away or absent without leave
someone who advances
someone who ascends
au pair
a young foreigner who lives with a family in return for doing light housework
a visitor of a city boulevard (especially in Paris)
caller, company
a social or business visitor
someone who coasts
someone who travels regularly from home in a suburb to work in a city
conveyer, conveyor
a person who conveys (carries or transmits)
someone who fails to make a required appearance in court
departer, goer, leaver
someone who leaves
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
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
a paying (taxi) passenger
a swimmer who floats in the water
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)
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
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
a reckless pedestrian who crosses a street illegally
someone who runs a steady slow pace (usually for exercise)
someone who arrives late
someone who moves forward suddenly (as in fencing)
marcher, parader
walks with regular or stately step
a messenger who bears or presents
errand boy, messenger boy
a boy who earns money by running errands
an alien who paid a fee to reside in an ancient Greek city
a recent arrival
a member of a people who have no permanent home but move about according to the seasons
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)
a person who walks from place to place
someone who journeys in foreign lands
someone who personally delivers a process (a writ compelling attendance in court) or court papers to the defendant
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
a person who takes long walks in the country
a person who is employed to deliver messages or documents
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
a rapid mover; someone who scrambles
colonist, settler
a person who settles in a new colony or moves into new country
an inseparable companion
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
an astronaut who is active outside a spacecraft in outer space
reeler, staggerer, totterer
someone who walks unsteadily as if about to fall
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
a person who hides aboard a ship or plane in the hope of getting free passage
a standing subway or bus passenger who grips a hanging strap for support
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
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
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
someone who walks with a waddling gait
a pedestrian who walks from place to place
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individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul
a human being

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