What does Pilgrim mean?

Definitions for Pilgrimˈpɪl grɪm, -grəm

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Pilgrim.

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


  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

  5. 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.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pilgrim

    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.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pilgrim in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pilgrim in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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    I Hate Tricks Pilgrim

  3. John Wayne:

    Well Good Luck Pilgrim

  4. John Wayne:

    Take 'er easy there, pilgrim

  5. John Wayne:

    Think Ya Can Make It Pilgrim?

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