What does wayfarer mean?

Definitions for wayfarer
ˈweɪˌfɛər ərway·far·er

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word wayfarer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. wayfarernoun

    a pedestrian who walks from place to place

  2. wayfarer, journeyernoun

    a traveler going on a trip


  1. wayfarernoun

    A traveller, especially one on foot.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Wayfarernoun

    Passenger; traveller.

    Etymology: way and fare, to go.

    Howsoever, many wayfarers make themselves glee, by putting the inhabitants in mind of this privilege; who again, especially the women, forslow not to bain them. Carew.


  1. wayfarer

    A wayfarer is a person who travels on foot, usually referring to someone journeying or making their way, often over long distances or through unfamiliar territory. The term may also refer to a wanderer or traveler without a fixed destination.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wayfarernoun

    one who travels; a traveler; a passenger


  1. Wayfarer

    The Wayfarer is a wooden or fibreglass hulled Bermuda rigged sailing dinghy, often used for short sailing trips as a 'day boat'. The boat is 15 feet 10 inches long, and broad and deep enough for three adults to comfortably sail for several hours. Longer trips are undertaken by enthusiasts, notably the late Frank Dye who sailed W48 'Wanderer' from Scotland to Iceland. Wayfarers' size and stability have made them popular with sailing schools. Not only a versatile cruising dinghy, Wayfarers are also raced with a Portsmouth Number of 1101. Although best suited to larger stretches of water and stronger winds, their stability and seaworthiness has led them to be used as family boats in a wide variety of locations. From the original design by Ian Proctor in 1957, many subsequent versions of the Wayfarer have been produced. There is also a double-hulled Canadian clone, known as the CL 16. Genuine Wayfarers can be identified by the "W" symbol on their sails.

Suggested Resources

  1. wayfarer

    Song lyrics by wayfarer -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by wayfarer on the Lyrics.com website.

Matched Categories

How to pronounce wayfarer?

How to say wayfarer in sign language?


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wayfarer in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wayfarer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Popularity rank by frequency of use


Translations for wayfarer

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for wayfarer »


Find a translation for the wayfarer definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"wayfarer." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 30 Nov. 2023. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/wayfarer>.

Discuss these wayfarer definitions with the community:


    Are we missing a good definition for wayfarer? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Browse Definitions.net


    Are you a words master?

    weak or sickly person especially one morbidly concerned with his or her health
    • A. bibulous
    • B. tantamount
    • C. valetudinarian
    • D. irascible

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for wayfarer: