Pedestrian definition

pə-dĕstrē-ən
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A person traveling on foot; a walker.
noun
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Undistinguished; ordinary.

Pedestrian prose.

adjective
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Of, relating to, or made for pedestrians.

A pedestrian bridge.

adjective
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Lacking interest or imagination; prosaic; ordinary and dull.
adjective
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Of or for pedestrians.

A pedestrian crossing.

adjective
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Going or performed on foot.

A pedestrian journey.

adjective
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One who goes on foot; walker.
noun
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Somebody walking rather than using a vehicle; somebody traveling on foot on or near a roadway.
noun
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His manner of dress was pedestrian but tidy.

adjective
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The definition of a pedestrian is a person who is walking along a road or some developed area to get where he needs to go.

An example of a pedestrian is a person who is walking to work.

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Pedestrian is defined as something dull, boring or lacking inspiration or excitement.

An example of pedestrian is a play or book that is boring, lacks excitement and has no inspiration.

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Going or done on foot; walking.
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(not comparable) Of or intended for those who are walking.

Pedestrian crossing.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
pedestrian
Plural:
pedestrians

Origin of pedestrian

  • From Latin pedester pedestr- going on foot from pedes a pedestrian from pēs ped- foot ped- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin pedestri-, from pedester.

    From Wiktionary