Pilgrim meaning

pĭlgrəm
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A religious devotee who journeys to a shrine or sacred place.
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One who travels, especially on a journey to visit sites of religious significance.
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A person who travels to a shrine or holy place as a religious act.
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The definition of a pilgrim is a person who travels somewhere for religious reasons.

An example of a pilgrim is an English Puritan who came over to Plymouth Massachusetts on the Mayflower in 1620 to escape religious persecution in England.

An example of a pilgrim is a person who travels to Israel on a religious mission.

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One of the English Separatists who founded the colony of Plymouth in New England in 1620.
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A person who travels, especially to foreign lands or to a place of great personal importance.
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Any member of the band of English Puritans who founded Plymouth Colony in 1620
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(intransitive) To journey; to wander; to ramble.

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A settler of the Plymouth Colony. Usually used in plural.
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(soccer) Someone connected with Plymouth Argyle Football Club, as a fan, player, coach etc.
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A person who travels about; wanderer.
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Origin of pilgrim

  • Middle English from Old French peligrin from Late Latin pelegrīnus alteration of Latin peregrīnus foreigner peregrine

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

  • Middle English (early 13th century) pilegrim, from Old French pelegrin (11th century), from Latin peregrinus (“foreigner") (English peregrine (“wandering")), a derivation from per-egre; see per- + agri (“field, farm") (from which English agri- (“farming")).

    From Wiktionary

  • The change of -r...r- to -l...r- is an effect of dissimilation in early Romance; compare Italian cognate pellegrino.

    From Wiktionary