someone who journeys in foreign lands
Pilgrim, Pilgrim Father(noun)
one of the colonists from England who sailed to America on the Mayflower and founded the colony of Plymouth in New England in 1620
someone who journeys to a sacred place as an act of religious devotion
One who travels, especially on a journey to visit sites of religious significance.
someone connected with Plymouth Argyle Football Club, as a fan, player, coach etc.
A settler of the Plymouth Colony. Usually used in plural.
Origin: (early 13th century) pilegrim, from pelegrin (11th century), from peregrinus (English peregrine), a derivation from peregre; see per- + agri (from which English agri-).
a wayfarer; a wanderer; a traveler; a stranger
one who travels far, or in strange lands, to visit some holy place or shrine as a devotee; as, a pilgrim to Loretto; Canterbury pilgrims. See Palmer
of or pertaining to a pilgrim, or pilgrims; making pilgrimages
to journey; to wander; to ramble
Origin: [OE. pilgrim, pelgrim, pilegrim, pelegrim; cf. D. pelgrim, OHG. piligrm, G. pilger, F. plerin, It. pellegrino; all fr. L. peregrinus a foreigner, fr. pereger abroad; per through + ager land, field. See Per-, and Acre, and cf. Pelerine, Peregrine.]
A pilgrim is a traveler who is on a journey to a holy place. Typically, this is a physical journeying to some place of special significance to the adherent of a particular religious belief system. In the spiritual literature of Christianity, the concept of pilgrim and pilgrimage may refer to the experience of life in the world or to the inner path of the spiritual aspirant from a state of wretchedness to a state of beatitude.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
pil′grim, n. one who travels to a distance to visit a sacred place: a wanderer: a traveller: a silk screen formerly attached to the back of a woman's bonnet to protect the neck: (slang) a new-comer.—adj. of or pertaining to a pilgrim: like a pilgrim: consisting of pilgrims.—ns. Pil′grimage, the journey of a pilgrim: a journey to a shrine or other sacred place: the time taken for a pilgrimage: the journey of life, a lifetime; Pil′grim-bott′le, a flat bottle holed at the neck for a cord.—Pilgrim fathers, the colonists who went to America in the ship Mayflower, and founded New England in 1620; Pilgrim's shell, a cockle-shell used as a sign that one had visited the Holy Land; Pilgrim's staff, a long staff which pilgrims carried as a sort of badge. [O. Fr. pelegrin (Fr. pèlerin)—L. peregrinus, foreigner, stranger—pereger, a traveller—per, through, ager, land.]
The numerical value of Pilgrim in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of Pilgrim in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Whoa, take 'er easy there, Pilgrim
Hold a book in your hand and you're a pilgrim at the gates of a new city.
At least the Pilgrim Fathers used to shoot Indians: the Pilgrim Children merely punch time clocks.
The Pilgrim Fathers landed on the shores of America and fell upon their knees. Then they fell upon the aborigines.
They talk about their Pilgrim blood, Their birthright high and holy A mountain-stream that ends in mud Methinks is melancholy.
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- pelegrina, pelegríCatalan, Valencian
- Pilger, WallfahrerGerman
- colonista, peregrinoSpanish
- حاجی, زائرPersian
- eilthireachScottish Gaelic
- ಯಾತ್ರಾರ್ಥಿ, ಯಾತ್ರಿಕKannada
- аџија, поклоникMacedonian
- странник, богомолец, паломник, пилигримRussian
- hȍdočasnica, poklonik, hȍdočasnīk, poklonicaSerbo-Croatian
- యాత్రికుడు, తీర్థయాత్రాపరుడు, యాత్ర చేసేవాడుTelugu
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