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Princeton's WordNet

  1. traveler, travellernoun

    a person who changes location


  1. travellernoun

    One who travels, especially to distant lands.

  2. travellernoun

    A term for a modern day gypsy, tinker, caravan dweller, etc.

  3. travellernoun

    Member of the nomadic ethnic minority.

  4. travellernoun

    A term for a list and record of instructions that follows a part in a manufacturing process.

  5. travellernoun

    a metal ring that moves freely on part of a ship's rigging

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Travellernoun

    Etymology: travailleur, Fr. from travel.

    The weary traveller wand’ring that way
    Therein did often quench his thirsty heat Fairy Qu. b. ii.

    A little ease to these my torments give,
    Before I go where all in silence mourn,
    From whose dark shores no travellers return. George Sandys.

    This was a common opinion among the Gentiles, that the gods sometimes assumed human shape, and conversed upon earth with strangers and travellers. Richard Bentley, Sermons.

    Farewel monsieur traveller; look you lisp and wear strange suits, and disable all the benefits of your own country. William Shakespeare.

    The traveller into a foreign country knows more by the eye, than he that stayeth at home can by relation of the traveller. Francis Bacon, New Atlantis.

    They are travellers newly arrived in a strange country, we should therefore not mislead them. John Locke.


  1. Traveller

    Traveller is a song written and recorded by American singer-songwriter Chris Stapleton. It was released to radio on April 27, 2015 as his debut solo single from his debut album of the same name. "Traveller" received nominations for Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance at the 58th Grammy Awards, winning the latter. The song has sold 135,000 copies in the United States as of February 2016.


  1. traveller

    A traveller is an individual who moves from one place to another, often for recreational purposes or exploration. They may travel locally, nationally, or internationally and can do this by various modes of transportation including by foot, car, train, airplane or boat. The duration and frequency of their travel can vary, ranging from short-day trips to long-term, continuous travel. The term can also refer to a person who travels for work, like a sales representative or a diplomat.


  1. Traveller

    Traveller is a series of related science fiction role-playing games, the first published in 1977 by Game Designers' Workshop and subsequent editions by various companies remaining in print to this day. The game was inspired by such classic science fiction stories as the Dumarest Saga series by E. C. Tubb, the Foundation stories of Isaac Asimov, H. Beam Piper's Space Viking, Larry Niven's Known Space, Jerry Pournelle's CoDominium, Poul Anderson's Polesotechnic League and several other works of science fiction literature. Characters typically journey between various star systems and engage in activities such as exploration, ground and space battles, and interstellar trading. Traveller characters are defined less by the need to increase native skill and ability and more by achievements, discoveries, or obtaining wealth, gadgets, titles and political power. Originally Traveller was intended to be a system for playing generic space opera-themed science fiction adventures in much the same sense that Dungeons & Dragons was a system intended for generic fantasy adventures. Marc Miller, one of the original designers of the Traveller RPG for Game Designer's Workshop, said that the idea for creating Traveller came about when he said "I want to do Dungeons & Dragons in space." Most published supplements for Traveller deal in some way with a default setting called the "Third Imperium", but the main rules are generic enough so that a campaign can be played in any setting the referee chooses.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. traveller

    One or more iron thimbles with a rope spliced round them, sometimes forming a kind of tail, but more generally a species of grummet.--Traveller of boat's masts, jib-boom, &c. An iron ring fitted so as to slip up and down a spar, to run in and out on a boom or gaff, for the purpose of extending or drawing in the outer corner or tack of the sail.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Traveller is ranked #158432 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Traveller surname appeared 102 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Traveller.

    99.9% or 102 total occurrences were White.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'traveller' in Nouns Frequency: #1574

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of traveller in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of traveller in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of traveller in a Sentence

  1. Ry Cooder:

    Travelling is hard. I'm no traveller. I hate flying, and I hate hotels.

  2. Francis Bacon, 1597-1625:

    When a traveller returneth home, let him not leave the countries where he hath travelled altogether behind him.

  3. George Bernard Shaw:

    I'm not a teacher only a fellow-traveller of whom you asked the way. I pointed ahead-ahead of myself as well as you.

  4. Michael Palin:

    I am not a great cook, I am not a great artist, but I love art, and I love food, so I am the perfect traveller.

  5. Laozi:

    The skillful traveller leaves no traces of his wheels...

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