Definition of 'pedestrian'

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Nor the pedestrians and cyclists it will flatten, who would have rolled safely off the bonnet of a smaller vehicle. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A motorist stopped to let a pedestrian cross then lost his temper because he wasn't thanked for his effort. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He was arrested on Thursday after aiming his car at pedestrians, narrowly missing one of them. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He said: 'The poor guy was on a pedestrian crossing and this would have taken him completely by surprise. The Sun (2017)I think good manners are dwindling from road users generally: motorist, pedestrian and cyclist. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A MAN died and a woman was fighting for life after they were mown down on a foggy pedestrian crossing. The Sun (2016)The watchdog calls for cyclists and pedestrians to be put at the heart of transport investment. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The bonnet has been engineered to pop up should the car strike a pedestrian. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Labour said drivers and pedestrians were at risk. The Sun (2014)The worst example of this philosophy occurred at a pedestrian crossing near our home. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The number of motorists and pedestrians killed by cyclists in the same period? Times, Sunday Times (2008)The vehicles can spot pedestrians running into the street and perform an emergency stop. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Ask any cyclist or pedestrian when a lorry or bus passes. The Sun (2014)He grabbed the wheel and steered it away from pedestrians and cars. The Sun (2012)Because these devices take responsibility away from the driver or pedestrian. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It has been painted where there is a dropped kerb which implies it is a pedestrian crossing. The Sun (2012)Gibraltar has had to set up special holding zones for cars and pedestrians stuck in stifling heat. The Sun (2014)If a pedestrian crosses they have to be particularly careful. Times, Sunday Times (2013)And how many stripes were there on the pedestrian crossing? Wood, David Philosophy at the Limit (1990)Bosses reckon it is the best way for a cop to get the attention of cyclists and pedestrians. The Sun (2008)The car giant also launched a feature which makes vehicles automatically dodge pedestrians who step out into the road. The Sun (2013)This would allow pedestrians and drivers alike to enjoy their towns without a barrage of unsightly and often unnecessary signage. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Because most pedestrians are motorists too. Times, Sunday Times (2006)There were 63 reported incidents of motorists splashing pedestrians over five years. Times, Sunday Times (2015) Cyclists and pedestrians safely coexist on the pavements of many European cities. Times, Sunday Times (2008)We seemed pretty popular as well - getting waves and grins from pedestrians and drivers. The Sun (2013)As a result, the motorist is made to feel like he or she is driving down a pedestrian precinct. The Sun (2016)Coventry has been at the forefront of the shared space schemes, which remove the dividing lines between pedestrians and vehicles. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The vehicle features 26 sensors to monitor road signs, white lines and other cars and pedestrians. Times, Sunday Times (2012)

Synonyms of 'pedestrian'

walker, foot-traveller, footslogger

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Translations for 'pedestrian'

British English: pedestrian /pɪˈdɛstrɪən/ NOUN
A pedestrian is a person who is walking, especially in a town.
...streets crowded with pedestrians.
  • American English: pedestrian
  • Arabic: مُرتَـجِلٌ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: pedestre
  • Chinese: 行人
  • Croatian: pješak
  • Czech: chodec
  • Danish: fodgænger
  • Dutch: voetganger
  • European Spanish: peatón
  • Finnish: jalankulkija
  • French: piéton
  • German: Fußgänger
  • Greek: πεζός
  • Italian: pedone
  • Japanese: 歩行者
  • Korean: 보행자
  • Norwegian: fotgjenger
  • Polish: pieszy
  • European Portuguese: peão
  • Romanian: pieton
  • Russian: пешеход
  • Spanish: peatón
  • Swedish: fotgängare
  • Thai: คนเดินถนน
  • Turkish: yaya
  • Ukrainian: пішохід
  • Vietnamese: người đi bộ
British English: pedestrian ADJECTIVE
If you describe something as pedestrian, you mean that it is ordinary and not at all interesting.
His style is so pedestrian that the book becomes a real bore.


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