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Definition of "pedestrian" []

  • A person traveling on foot; a walker. (noun)
  • Of, relating to, or made for pedestrians: a pedestrian bridge. (adjective)
  • Going or performed on foot: a pedestrian journey. (adjective)
  • Undistinguished; ordinary: pedestrian prose. See Synonyms at dull. (adjective)

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.

Use "pedestrian" in a sentence
  • "That's why I thought the use of the term pedestrian was weird."
  • "Hitting one of those berms while trying to avoid an oncoming cyclist or a pedestrian is a good way to slam face first into the roadway right in front of a speeding car."
  • "The new definition of a pedestrian is a man with two cars and a wife and teen age children."