passenger
Pronunciation
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈpæsɪnd͡ʒɚ/, /ˈpæsənd͡ʒɚ/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈpæsɪnd͡ʒə/, /ˈpæsənd͡ʒə/
Noun

passenger (plural passengers)

  1. One who rides or travels in a vehicle, but who does not operate it and is not a member of the crew.
    • 1915, G[eorge] A. Birmingham [pseudonym; James Owen Hannay], chapter I, in Gossamer, New York, N.Y.: George H. Doran Company, OCLC 5661828 ↗:
      It is never possible to settle down to the ordinary routine of life at sea until the screw begins to revolve. There is an hour or two, after the passengers have embarked, which is disquieting and fussy.
  2. (falconry) A young hunting bird that can fly and is taken while it is still in its first year.
  3. (obsolete) A passer-by; a wayfarer.
    • 1599, William Shakespeare, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, V. iv. 15:
      These are my mates, that make their wills their law, / Have some unhappy passenger in chase.
Translations Verb

passenger (passengers, present participle passengering; past and past participle passengered)

  1. (intransitive) To ride as a passenger in a vehicle.



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