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.

    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. 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. David Harkey:

    Understanding where, when, and how these additional pedestrian crashes are happening can point the way to solutions, this analysis tells us that improvements in road design, vehicle design, and lighting and speed-limit enforcement all have a role to play in addressing the issue.

  3. Tim Kennedy:

    I don't support the concept in its current form, as someone who has rallied for significant pedestrian safety reforms for years, I prioritize the protection and security of all New Yorkers, but it appears to me as though this is an overreach of government.

  4. David Canales:

    We've seen our customers go down by about 30 percent. I also have some co-workers who live in Juarez and say they have to get into the pedestrian lane an hour and a half before their shift starts just to cross the border.

  5. 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.

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