What does PEDESTRIAN mean?

Definitions for PEDESTRIAN
pəˈdɛs tri ənPEDESTRIAN

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pedestrian, walker, footer(adj)

    a person who travels by foot

  2. pedestrian, prosaic, prosy, earthbound(adj)

    lacking wit or imagination

    "a pedestrian movie plot"


  1. Pedestrian(a.)

    Lacking in distinction or imaginativeness; ordinary; commonplace; dull; insipid; prosaic; as, pedestrian prose.


  1. pedestrian(Noun)

    Somebody walking rather than using a vehicle; somebody traveling on foot.

    Etymology: From pedestri-, from pedester.

  2. pedestrian(Adjective)

    Of or intended for those who are walking.

    pedestrian crossing

    Etymology: From pedestri-, from pedester.

  3. pedestrian(Adjective)

    Ordinary, dull; everyday; unexceptional.

    His manner of dress was pedestrian but tidy.

    Etymology: From pedestri-, from pedester.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pedestrian(adj)

    going on foot; performed on foot; as, a pedestrian journey

  2. Pedestrian(noun)

    a walker; one who journeys on foot; a foot traveler; specif., a professional walker or runner


  1. Pedestrian

    A pedestrian is a person traveling on foot, whether walking or running. In some communities, those traveling using tiny wheels such as roller skates, skateboards, and scooters, as well as wheelchair users are also included as pedestrians. In modern times, the term mostly refers to someone walking on a road or sidewalk, but this was not the case historically.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pedestrian

    pē-des′tri-an, adj. going on foot: performed on foot: pertaining to common people: vulgar.—n. one journeying on foot: an expert walker, one who practises feats of walking or running.—adj. Pēdes′trial, of or pertaining to the foot: pedestrian.—adv. Pēdes′trially.—v.t. Pēdes′trianise, to traverse on foot.—n. Pēdes′trianism, a going on foot: walking: the practice of a pedestrian. [L. pedestrispes, pedis.]

Editors Contribution

  1. pedestrian

    A person who travels on foot.

    The pedestrian was walking very fast.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 6, 2020  

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Anagrams for PEDESTRIAN »

  1. prestained

  2. depainters

  3. præsident

  4. pedantries

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  1. pedestrian


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of PEDESTRIAN in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of PEDESTRIAN in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of PEDESTRIAN in a Sentence

  1. Richard Retting:

    At the same impact speed, a pedestrian is much more likely to die in an SUV crash than in a car crash, even at 20 or 25 miles per hour, being hit by an SUV, the chance of fatal injuries increases significantly.

  2. Roy Gutterman:

    I can see this popping up more and more, it would be reasonable to see similar suits popping up with the events in Charlottesville. Left-wing protesters clash with conservatives over the scheduled appearance of Milo Yiannopoulos. ( The Associated Press) Last August, a rally in opposition to the removal of a statute of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee on the campus of the University of Virginia turned violent as white supremacists and neo-Nazis clashed with counterprotestors. Heather Heyer, 32, was killed when James Alex Fields Jr. drove a 2010 Dodge Challenger into a crowd on a pedestrian mall. Roy Gutterman predicted the success of any future lawsuit depends on the motives of the plaintiffs, and how the court rules.

  3. Richard Retting:

    Crossing the street should not be a death sentence, we have a range of proven infrastructure, engineering, and behavioral strategies that we know can reduce pedestrian deaths.

  4. Officer Claus:

    Mr. Snowman is very lucky that more serious property damage or injury to a pedestrian or fellow driver did not occur, however, his holiday season will be significantly less cheery this year as he faces potential jail time and fines. We hope that he can be a lesson to anyone that may consider drinking and driving during the holidays.

  5. The IIHS:

    More people may be walking because of the education efforts in recent years surrounding health and fitness. We can only speculate on this question. understanding where, when, and how these additional pedestrian crashes are happening can point the way to solutions.

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