Definitions for Pilgrimˈpɪl grɪm, -grəm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pil•grimˈpɪl grɪm, -grəm(n.)

  1. a person who journeys, esp. a long distance, to some sacred place as an act of religious devotion.

    Category: Religion

  2. a traveler or wanderer, esp. in a foreign place.

  3. (cap.) one of the band of Puritans who founded the colony of Plymouth, Mass., in 1620.

    Category: American History

Origin of pilgrim:

1150–1200; ME pilegrim, pelegrim, c. OHG piligrīm, ON pīlagrīmr, all < ML pelegrīnus, dissimilated var. of L peregrīnusperegrine

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pilgrim(noun)

    someone who journeys in foreign lands

  2. 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

  3. pilgrim(noun)

    someone who journeys to a sacred place as an act of religious devotion

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. pilgrim(noun)ˈpɪl grɪm, -grəm

    sb who travels to a place for religious reasons

    pilgrims visiting the shrine


  1. pilgrim(Noun)

    One who travels, especially on a journey to visit sites of religious significance.

  2. Pilgrim(Noun)

    someone connected with Plymouth Argyle Football Club, as a fan, player, coach etc.

  3. Pilgrim(ProperNoun)

    A settler of the Plymouth Colony. Usually used in plural.

  4. Origin: (early 13th century) pilegrim, from pelegrin (11th century), from peregrinus (English peregrine), a derivation from peregre; see per- + agri (from which English agri-).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pilgrim(noun)

    a wayfarer; a wanderer; a traveler; a stranger

  2. Pilgrim(noun)

    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

  3. Pilgrim(adj)

    of or pertaining to a pilgrim, or pilgrims; making pilgrimages

  4. Pilgrim(verb)

    to journey; to wander; to ramble


  1. Pilgrim

    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.

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a person who travels to a holy place

Every year thousands of pilgrims visit Jerusalem.

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