Pilgrim (Wanderer)

A monk who longs to live in solitude, all alone in the desert, not seeing man's face for a long time. He spends his life in praising God and praying on behalf of the whole world.


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  • Pilgrim — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wanderer — [n] person who travels aimlessly adventurer, beachcomber, bum, drifter, explorer, floater, gad*, gadabout, gallivanter, globetrotter, gypsy, itinerant, meanderer, nomad, pilgrim, rambler, ranger, roamer, rolling stone*, rover, straggler, stray,… …   New thesaurus

  • pilgrim — [pil′grəm] n. [ME pelegrim < OFr pelegrin < LL(Ec) pelegrinus < L peregrinus, foreigner < peregre, from abroad < per, through + ager, field, country: see ACRE] 1. a person who travels about; wanderer 2. a person who travels to a… …   English World dictionary

  • pilgrim — /ˈpɪlgrəm / (say pilgruhm) noun 1. someone who journeys, especially a long distance, as an act of religious devotion. 2. Poetic a traveller or wanderer. {Middle English pelegrim, from Anglo French (unrecorded), from Medieval Latin peregrīnus… …   Australian English dictionary

  • pilgrim — pilgrimatic, pilgrimatical, adj. /pil grim, greuhm/, n. 1. a person who journeys, esp. a long distance, to some sacred place as an act of religious devotion: pilgrims to the Holy Land. 2. a traveler or wanderer, esp. in a foreign place. 3. an… …   Universalium

  • Wanderer — See Pilgrim …   Dictionary of church terms

  • pilgrim — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. wayfarer, traveler, migrant; settler, pioneer, newcomer; hadji, palmer, devotee. See travel, piety. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. wayfarer, wanderer, sojourner, pioneer, hajji; see also traveler …   English dictionary for students

  • pilgrim — n. 1. Traveller (especially on a religious errand), wanderer, wayfarer. 2. Crusader, palmer. 3. Sojourner, traveller …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • pilgrim — n 1. palmer, Fr. p&lerin, Islam. hadji, crusader; worshipper, devotee. 2. tourist, sightseer, world traveler, Sl. W.T., excursionist, Brit. Inf. tripper, junketeer, globetrotter, Nelly Bly, Phineas Fogg, traveler, wanderer, journeyer, wayfarer;… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • pilgrim — pil•grim [[t]ˈpɪl grɪm, grəm[/t]] n. 1) rel a person who journeys, esp. a long distance, to some sacred place as an act of religious devotion 2) a traveler or wanderer, esp. in a foreign place 3) amh. (cap.) one of the band of Puritans who… …   From formal English to slang

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