What does pedestrian mean?

Definitions for pedestrian
pəˈdɛs tri ənpedes·tri·an

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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.

  2. pedestrian(Adjective)

    Of or intended for those who are walking.

    pedestrian crossing

  3. pedestrian(Adjective)

    Ordinary, dull; everyday; unexceptional.

    His manner of dress was pedestrian but tidy.

  4. Origin: 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.]

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Anagrams for pedestrian »

  1. prestained

  2. depainters

  3. præsident

  4. pedantries

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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. Art Bond:

    Folks have to come up on a pedestrian level.

  2. Russell Baker:

    New York is the only city in the world where you can get deliberately run down on the sidewalk by a pedestrian.

  3. Edward Burke:

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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