Meaning of pilgrim
Pronunciation: (pil'grim, -grum), [key]
- a person who journeys, esp. a long distance, to some sacred place as an act of religious devotion: pilgrims to the Holy Land.
- a traveler or wanderer, esp. in a foreign place.
- an original settler in a region.
- (cap.) one of the band of Puritans who founded the colony of Plymouth, Mass., in 1620.
- a newcomer to a region or place, esp. to the western U.S.
- pilgrim (Thesaurus)