Part of speech: noun

One who journeys to some sacred place; hence, any wanderer.

Part of speech: noun

Am. Hist. One of the English colonists who in 1620 settled in Plymouth, Mass.

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Usage examples "pilgrim":

  1. The interval has been filled by a discussion as to which of the local talent must be invited to contribute, and which may be, without giving too much offence, left out; but the larger part has been spent in a confederate consultation as to how best to prevent Mrs. Evans from singing 'Love, the Pilgrim. - "Doctor Cupid", Rhoda Broughton.
  2. They were going, now, to live with the grandmother in Boston, in Pilgrim Street. - "The Other Girls", Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney.
  3. Everybody wanted to become a pilgrim. - "The History of London", Walter Besant.