Definition of "passenger" []

  • A person who travels in a conveyance, such as a car or train, without participating in its operation. (noun)
  • Informal A person who participates only passively in an activity. (noun)
  • A wayfarer or traveler. (noun)
  • A person travelling in a car, train, boat, etc, not driven by him or her (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • A member of a group or team who is a burden on the others through not participating fully in the work (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "passenger" in a sentence
  • "Sure, the other passenger is a freeloader who shares the benefit undeservedly, but so what?"
  • "As the Journal points out “airline clerks have no way of knowing why a passenger is a selectee.”"
  • "HOMELAND SECURITY: Under the current rule, airlines provide what we call passenger manifest data, identifying who's getting on the flight, to Customs and Border Protection, after the flight has already left the ground."