Pedestrian
Pedestrian Pe*des"tri*an, a. Going on foot; performed on foot; as, a pedestrian journey. [1913 Webster]

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  • pedestrian — ⇒PÉDESTRIAN, PEDESTRIAN, subst. masc. A. Personne qui se déplace à pied sur de longues distances ou qui aime voyager à pied. Synon. marcheur, randonneur. Pour la première fois, depuis quinze siècles de randonnées, j engraissais et mon ventre de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • pédestrian — ⇒PÉDESTRIAN, PEDESTRIAN, subst. masc. A. Personne qui se déplace à pied sur de longues distances ou qui aime voyager à pied. Synon. marcheur, randonneur. Pour la première fois, depuis quinze siècles de randonnées, j engraissais et mon ventre de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • pedestrian — [adj] everyday, dull banal, banausic, blah*, boring, commonplace, dim, dreary, flat, humdrum*, inane, jejune, mediocre, monotone, monotonous, mundane, ordinary, platitudinous, plodding, prosaic, run of themill*, stodgy, truistic, unimaginative,… …   New thesaurus

  • pedestrian — [pi des′trē ən] adj. [< L pedester, on foot < pes (gen. pedis), FOOT + IAN] 1. going or done on foot; walking 2. of or for pedestrians [a pedestrian crossing] 3. lacking interest or imagination; prosaic; ordinary and dull: said of a… …   English World dictionary

  • Pedestrian — Pe*des tri*an, n. A walker; one who journeys on foot; a foot traveler; specif., a professional walker or runner. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pedestrian — I adjective arid, banal, barren, boresome, boring, characterless, cold, colorless, commonplace, dead, deadly, diffuse, drab, drearisome, dreary, dry, dull, flat, graceless, hackneyed, heavy, humorless, inelegant, inferior, insipid, jejune,… …   Law dictionary

  • pedestrian — (adj.) 1716, prosaic, dull (of writing), from L. pedester (gen. pedestris) plain, prosaic (sense contrasted with equester on horseback ), from pedes one who goes on foot, from pes (gen. pedis) foot (see FOOT (Cf. foot)). Meaning going on foot is… …   Etymology dictionary

  • pedestrian — adj *dull, humdrum, dreary, monotonous, stodgy Analogous words: commonplace, platitudinous, truistic (see corresponding nouns at COMMONPLACE): banal, jejune, inane, wishy washy (see INSIPID): *irksome, wearisome, tiresome, boring …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • pedestrian — ► NOUN ▪ a person walking rather than travelling in a vehicle. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ dull; uninspired. DERIVATIVES pedestrianly adverb. ORIGIN from Latin pedester going on foot …   English terms dictionary

  • Pedestrian — A pedestrian is a person travelling on foot, whether walking or running. In some communities, those traveling using roller skates, skateboards, and similar devices are also considered to be pedestrians. In modern times, the term mostly refers to… …   Wikipedia

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