What does pedestrian mean?

Definitions for pedestrian
pəˈdɛs tri ənpedes·tri·an

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pedestrian, walker, footeradjective

    a person who travels by foot

  2. pedestrian, prosaic, prosy, earthboundadjective

    lacking wit or imagination

    "a pedestrian movie plot"


  1. Pedestrianadjective

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


  1. pedestriannoun

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

  2. pedestrianadjective

    Of or intended for those who are walking.

    pedestrian crossing

  3. pedestrianadjective

    Ordinary, dull; everyday; unexceptional.

    His manner of dress was pedestrian but tidy.

  4. Etymology: From pedestri-, from pedester.


  1. pedestrian

    A pedestrian is a person who is walking, especially in an area where vehicles go. This term is often used in the context of road safety, as pedestrians need to be considered and protected in traffic regulations.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pedestrianadjective

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

  2. Pedestriannoun

    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. depainters

  2. pedantries

  3. prestained

  4. præsident

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  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. Stephen Hargarten:

    The environments are really designed for cars to flow, not for pedestrians, certainly, the distracted pedestrian, the intoxicated pedestrian, the older pedestrians are all at risk.

  2. Edward Burke:

    The goal of the introduction of this measure is to reduce pedestrian deaths and injuries, especially at crosswalks.

  3. Tom Waits:

    I always had a great appreciation for jazz, but I'm a very pedestrian musician. I get by. I like to think that my main instrument is vocabulary.

  4. from an official Japanese guide for English-speaking drivers, 1936:

    1. At the rise of the hand of the policeman, stop rapidly. Do not pass him or otherwise disrespect him. 2. If pedestrian obstacle your path, tootle horn melodiously. If he continue to obstacle, tootle horn vigorously and utter vocal warning such as "Hi, Hi." [...] 5. Beware of greasy corner where lurk skid demon. Cease step on, approach slowly, round cautiously, resume step on gradually.

  5. 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.

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