• Passenger

    Pronunciation

    • US IPA: /ˈpæsənd͡ʒəɹ/

    Full definition of passenger

    Noun

    passenger

    (plural passengers)
    1. One who rides or travels in a train, motor vehicle, boat, ship, ferry, hovercraft, aircraft, etc., but who does not operate it and is not a member of the crew.
      • 2013-06-01, Ideas coming down the track, A “moving platform” scheme...is more technologically ambitious than maglev trains even though it relies on conventional rails. Local trains would use side-by-side rails to roll alongside intercity trains and allow passengers to switch trains by stepping through docking bays.
    2. (falconry) A young hunting bird that can fly and is taken while it is still in its first year.
    3. (obsolete) A passer-by; a wayfarer.
      • 1599, William Shakespeare, , V. iv. 15:These are my mates, that make their wills their law,
        Have some unhappy passenger in chase.

    Verb

    1. (intransitive) To ride as a passenger in a vehicle.
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