from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A person who travels in a conveyance, such as a car or train, without participating in its operation.
- n. Informal A person who participates only passively in an activity.
- n. A wayfarer or traveler.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. 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.
- n. A young hunting bird that can fly and is taken while it is still in its first year.
- v. To ride as a passenger in a vehicle.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A passer or passer-by; a wayfarer.
- n. A traveler by some established conveyance, as a coach, steamboat, railroad train, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who passes or is on his way; a passer-by; a wayfarer; a traveler.
- n. One who travels in a public conveyance; especially, one who travels in such a conveyance by virtue of a contract express or implied with the carrier, as the payment of fare, or something accepted as an equivalent therefor.
- n. A bird of passage; a casual visitor.
- n. A passage-boat.
- n. In a boat-race, one of the crew who adds to the weight of the boat without doing his share of the work; hence, an ineffective member of a football-team, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a traveler riding in a vehicle (a boat or bus or car or plane or train etc) who is not operating it
Middle English passinger, alteration of passager, from Old French passageor, from passager, passing, from passage, passage; see passage1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)