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Definition of "pilgrim" []

  • A religious devotee who journeys to a shrine or sacred place. (noun)
  • One who embarks on a quest for something conceived of as sacred. (noun)
  • A traveler. (noun)
  • One of the English Separatists who founded the colony of Plymouth in New England in 1620. (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.

Use "pilgrim" in a sentence
  • "Reloading with such a pilgrim is a teaching experience."
  • "That blessed pilgrim is able, even through his or her tears, to taste and to see that the Lord is good, that even our pain is remedial, that even our suffering is grace."
  • "Apparently the purpose of the pilgrim is to walk to Assisi, but in reality "he advances towards himself" to join the Divine within."