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Meaning of pilgrim

pil•grim

Pronunciation: (pil'grim, -grum), [key]
— 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 original settler in a region.
  4. (cap.) one of the band of Puritans who founded the colony of Plymouth, Mass., in 1620.
  5. a newcomer to a region or place, esp. to the western U.S.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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