passenger

Definitions

  • Passenger Vessel Under Sail
    Passenger Vessel Under Sail
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n passenger a traveler riding in a vehicle (a boat or bus or car or plane or train etc) who is not operating it
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Additional illustrations & photos:

"The other passengers thought him mad." "The other passengers thought him mad."
Passenger locomotive Passenger locomotive
Express passenger locomotive Express passenger locomotive
THE RESCUE OF THE OREGON'S PASSENGERS THE RESCUE OF THE OREGON'S PASSENGERS
THE INDIAN PILOTS RESCUE PASSENGERS FROM THE STEAMER ON THE ROCKS THE INDIAN PILOTS RESCUE PASSENGERS FROM THE STEAMER ON THE ROCKS

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A sheep, a duck and a rooster were the first passengers in a hot air balloon
    • passenger A passer or passer-by; a wayfarer.
    • passenger A traveler by some established conveyance, as a coach, steamboat, railroad train, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Orville Wright, a pilot, was involved in the first aircraft accident. His passenger, a Frenchman, was killed.
    • n passenger One who passes or is on his way; a passer-by; a wayfarer; a traveler.
    • n passenger One who travels in a public conveyance; especially, one who travels in such a conveyance by virtue of a contract express or implied with the carrier, as the payment of fare, or something accepted as an equivalent therefor.
    • n passenger A bird of passage; a casual visitor.
    • n passenger A passage-boat.
    • n passenger In a boat-race, one of the crew who adds to the weight of the boat without doing his share of the work; hence, an ineffective member of a football-team, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first scheduled airplane passenger service in the world was between Tampa and St. Petersburg, Fla., in 1914.
    • n Passenger pas′en-jėr one who passes: one who travels in some public conveyance
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Quotations

  • Jack Handey
    Jack Handey
    “When I die, I want to go peacefully like my Grandfather did -- in his sleep. Not yelling and screaming like the passengers in his car.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. & F. passager,. See Passage, and cf. Messenger
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. passagier (Fr. passager), with inserted n, as in messenger, nightingale.

Usage

In literature:

There were some Arab deck passengers on our coaster.
"Old Junk" by H. M. Tomlinson
He immediately informed his passengers that he could remain at the port but a few minutes.
"All Adrift" by Oliver Optic
So wide was it that two passengers might sit side by side.
"On the Edge of the Arctic" by Harry Lincoln Sayler
Two ladies were my fellow-passengers, an old one and a young one.
"The Letters of Charles Dickens" by Charles Dickens
Besides these there was but one disembarking passenger.
"The Mission of Janice Day" by Helen Beecher Long
Whilst taking passengers on board, a carriage arrived at the Pierhead for embarkation.
"Thrilling Narratives of Mutiny, Murder and Piracy" by Anonymous
A printed form of agreement with every passenger in a passenger-ship, prescribed by the legislature.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
The ship was so completely stabilized that the passengers did not even have to sit down during takeoff.
"The Memory of Mars" by Raymond F. Jones
The principal and Professor Badois were passengers in his barge.
"Up The Baltic" by Oliver Optic
Most of the other passengers were talking excitedly among themselves.
"Chasing an Iron Horse" by Edward Robins
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In poetry:

With them, as surely as can be,
A sailor should be sick at sea,
And not a passenger may sail
Who cannot smoke right through a gale.
"My Dream" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Some gaze half-entranced on the beautiful sea,
And wonder perhaps if a vision it be:
And surely their journeys no sorrow nor care,
For wealth, love, and beauty are passengers there.
"Stand" by Henry Lawson
And out of the distance there arose a yell,
"Ha, ha," said the devil, "we're nearing hell!"
Then oh, how the passengers all shrieked with pain
And begged the devil to stop the train.
"Hellbound Train" by Anonymous Americas
And the passengers were all loud in Carl's praise,
And from the cold wet ground they did him raise,
And tears for brave Carl fell silently around,
Because he had saved two hundred passengers from being drowned.
"Saving a Train" by William Topaz McGonagall
Then the scene that followed was awful to behold,
As the captain hurried to the bridge like a hero bold;
And the seamen rushed manfully to their posts,
While many of the passengers with fear looked as pale as ghosts.
"The Wreck of the Steamer 'Mohegan'" by William Topaz McGonagall
And after passing underneath the Bridge of Tay,
Then they took the Channel on the south side without dismay;
And Captain Methven stood on the Steamer's bridge, I do declare,
And for the passengers he seemed to have very great care.
"An Excursion Steamer Sunk in the Tay" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

About 30,000 cruise ship passengers are expected to arrive in Haines this summer on 25 dockings, tourism director Tanya Carlson said last week.
Her estimate of 30,611 passengers, based on double occupancy, would be a 12 percent increase from the 2.
ATHENS – The Chariot bus line is set to start carrying passengers Monday, Sept 17, with trips from Athens to Tyler, and back, twice a day.
Inside Studio A with Passenger.
Technology to improve passenger counting.
Other passengers say they restrained him.
A Romanian taxi driver claims a sex-crazed Angelina Jolie lookalike passenger stabbed him after he refused to satisfy her for a third time.
Teen drivers, passengers high-risk when it comes to crashes.
A Metro-North commuter train awaits passengers.
Airline passenger arrested after gas- canister threats.
New Jersey bus crash leaves passengers shaken.
Her diving boat with 23 other passengers flipped after a large wave hit the boat.
Can I legally drive in a three-person carpool lane on state Route 520 if I have a passenger.
Next week, University of Central Florida will become the first school in the state to offer Zimride, a fast-growing online carpooling service that connects drivers and passengers through a school's social network.
Central Station renovations offer more shade for passengers and sustainable features for cost-effective operations.
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In science:

While this subtask is being solved, the destination of the passenger is completely irrelevant—it cannot affect any of the nagivation or pickup decisions.
Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning with the MAXQ Value Function Decomposition
Perhaps more importantly, when navigating to a target location (either the source or destination location of the passenger), only the identity of the target location is important.
Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning with the MAXQ Value Function Decomposition
The fact that in some cases the taxi is carrying the passenger and in other cases it is not is irrelevant.
Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning with the MAXQ Value Function Decomposition
In this subtask, the goal is to move the taxi from its current location to the passenger’s current location and pick up the passenger.
Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning with the MAXQ Value Function Decomposition
The goal of this subtask is to move the taxi from the current location to the passenger’s destination location and drop off the passenger.
Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning with the MAXQ Value Function Decomposition
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