Definition of Passenger

1. Noun. A traveler riding in a vehicle (a boat or bus or car or plane or train etc) who is not operating it.

Definition of Passenger

1. n. A passer or passer-by; a wayfarer.

Definition of Passenger

1. Noun. 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. ¹

2. Noun. (context: falconry) A young hunting bird that can fly and is taken while it is still in its first year. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) To ride as a passenger in a vehicle. ¹

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Definition of Passenger

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Medical Definition of Passenger

1. 1. A passer or passer-by; a wayfarer. 2. A traveler by some established conveyance, as a coach, steamboat, railroad train, etc. Passenger falcon, the common wild pigeon of North America (Ectopistes migratorius), so called on account of its extensive migrations. Origin: OE. & F. Passager. See Passage, and cf. Messenger. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Literary usage of Passenger

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"In action by passenger wrongfully discharged beyond place of destination for damages for being raped while walking back, the court, ..."

2. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1915)
"The passenger expenses for the latter year, estimated according to the method ... In the following fiscal year, 1908-09, the intrastate passenger receipts ..."

3. Railroad Traffic and Rates by Emory Richard Johnson, Grover Gerhardt Huebner (1911)
"Of THE UNIVERSITY CHAPTER XXVI THE ORGANIZATION AND SERVICES OF THE passenger TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT Growth of passenger traffic—Scope of this volume—General ..."

4. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1888)
"Railroad passenger—contract on ticket—liability of railroad—demurrer. L The right of a passenger to be carried upon a railroad upon a " tourist's " or ..."

5. United States Supreme Court Reports by United States Supreme Court, Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1901)
"He said: "I think the passenger must, for this purpose, be consider as ... What is meant by the passenger being " identified with the carriage" or " with ..."

6. Annual Report by Maine Board of Railroad Commissioners (1892)
"Column for tonnage, number passengers, number trains, mileage, number cars passenger TRAFFIC: Number of passengers carried earning revenue, 29,0s9 Number of ..."

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