Passenger meaning

păs'ən-jər
A person who travels in a conveyance, such as a car or train, without participating in its operation.
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A person who participates only passively in an activity.
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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.
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(falconry) A young hunting bird that can fly and is taken while it is still in its first year.
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(intransitive) To ride as a passenger in a vehicle.
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A wayfarer or traveler.
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A person traveling in a train, bus, boat, automobile, etc., esp. one not involved in operating the conveyance.
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Origin of passenger

  • Middle English passinger alteration of passager from Old French passageor from passager passing from passage passage passage1
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition