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EtymologyEdit

From Old French passagier

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NounEdit

passenger (plural passengers)

  1. One who rides or travels in a vehicle, but who does not operate it and is not a member of the crew.
    • 1915, George A. Birmingham, “chapter I”, in Gossamer (Project Gutenberg; EBook #24394), London: Methuen & Co., published 8 January 2013 (Project Gutenberg version), OCLC 558189256:
      It is never possible to settle down to the ordinary routine of life at sea until the screw begins to revolve. There is an hour or two, after the passengers have embarked, which is disquieting and fussy.
    • 2013 June 1, “Ideas coming down the track”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8838, page 13 (Technology Quarterly):
      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.

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VerbEdit

passenger (third-person singular simple present passengers, present participle passengering, simple past and past participle passengered)

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

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