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Definition of Pilgrim


  1. A wayfarer; a wanderer; a traveler; a stranger.
  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.
  3. Of or pertaining to a pilgrim, or pilgrims; making pilgrimages.
  4. To journey; to wander; to ramble.

Pilgrim Quotations

In my case Pilgrim's Progress consisted in my having to climb down a thousand ladders until I could reach out my hand to the little clod of earth that I am.
Carl Jung

The Pilgrim and the Puritan whom we honor tonight were men who did a great deal of work in the world. They had their faults and their - shortcomings, but they were not slothful in business and they were most fervent in spirit.
Henry Cabot Lodge

There is no doubt in the sanctity of Mecca, but a donkey won't become a Hajj pilgrim by just going through the motions.
Rahman Baba

At least the Pilgrim Fathers used to shoot Indians: the Pilgrim Children merely punch time clocks.
e. e. cummings

Agriculture is a business that has been up to its bib overalls in politics since the first Thanksgiving dinner kickback to the Indians for subsidizing Pilgrim maize production with fish head fertilizer grants.
P. J. O'Rourke
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Pilgrim Translations

pilgrim in Dutch is pelgrim, bedevaartganger
pilgrim in German is Pilger
pilgrim in Italian is pellegrino
pilgrim in Spanish is peregrino
pilgrim in Swedish is pilgrim
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