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Meaning of PILGRIM

Pronunciation:  'pilgrim

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  someone who journeys in foreign lands
  2. [n]  some one who journeys to a sacred place as an act of religious devotion
  3. [n]  one of the colonists from England who sailed to America on the Mayflower and founded the colony of Plymouth in New England in 1620

PILGRIM is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 See Also: believer, colonist, hadji, haji, hajji, journeyer, settler, wayfarer, worshiper, worshipper



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pil"grim\, n. [OE. pilgrim, pelgrim, pilegrim,
    pelegrim; cf. D. pelgrim, OHG. piligr[=i]m, G. pilger, F.
    p[`e]lerin, It. pellegrino; all fr. L. peregrinus a
    foreigner, fr. pereger abroad; per through + ager land,
    field. See {Per-}, and {Acre}, and cf. {Pelerine},
    1. A wayfarer; a wanderer; a traveler; a stranger.
             Strangers and pilgrims on the earth.  --Heb. xi. 13.
    2. One who travels far, or in strange lands, to visit some
       holy place or shrine as a devotee; as, a pilgrim to
       Loretto; Canterbury pilgrims. See {Palmer}. --P. Plowman.
  2. \Pil"grim\, a.
    Of or pertaining to a pilgrim, or pilgrims; making
    pilgrimages. ``With pilgrim steps.'' --Milton.
    {Pilgrim fathers}, a name popularly given to the one hundred
       and two English colonists who landed from the Mayflower
       and made the first settlement in New England at Plymouth
       in 1620. They were separatists from the Church of England,
       and most of them had sojourned in Holland.
  3. \Pil"grim\, v. i.
    To journey; to wander; to ramble. [R.] --Grew. Carlyle.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a pilgrim in your dream indicates a spiritual journey. You are striving toward greater understanding and awareness of who you are and the world you live in.
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