pedestrian

Definitions

  • Pedestrian. I hear Brown has taken to cycling
    Pedestrian. I hear Brown has taken to cycling
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj pedestrian lacking wit or imagination "a pedestrian movie plot"
    • n pedestrian a person who travels by foot
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Kansas state law requires pedestrians crossing the highways at night to wear tail lights.
    • n Pedestrian A walker; one who journeys on foot; a foot traveler; specif., a professional walker or runner.
    • Pedestrian Going on foot; performed on foot; as, a pedestrian journey.
    • Pedestrian Lacking in distinction or imaginativeness; ordinary; commonplace; dull; insipid; prosaic; as, pedestrian prose.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The first safety feature for an automobile was invented in 1908 by John O'Leary. He patented a large net, to be installed on the front fender, to scoop pedestrians out of the way before they could be run over.
    • pedestrian Going on foot; walking: as, a pedestrian excursionist; also, performed on foot: as, a pedestrian journey. Hence—2. Low; vulgar; common.
    • n pedestrian One who walks or journeys on foot. Specifically—2. One who walks or races on foot for a wager; a professional walker; one who has made a notable record for speed or endurance in walking.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Pedestrian pē-des′tri-an going on foot: performed on foot: pertaining to common people: vulgar
    • n Pedestrian one journeying on foot: an expert walker, one who practises feats of walking or running
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Quotations

  • David Mccord
    David Mccord
    “A pedestrian is a man in danger of his life. A walker is a man in possession of his soul.”

Usage

In literature:

I would undertake a pedestrian attack upon Marly by winding my way around the suburbs of the capital.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. XII, No. 28. July, 1873." by Various
Brett, careless of the amazement he caused to hurrying pedestrians, waded through the bed of mud, kicking up any objects encountered by his feet.
"The Stowmarket Mystery" by Louis Tracy
It rendered the darkness of the night more impenetrable and kept the streets almost free of pedestrians.
"Campfire Girls in the Allegheny Mountains" by Stella M. Francis
You are here as a pedestrian, and you have no evening dress.
"Doctor Claudius, A True Story" by F. Marion Crawford
Pedestrians who turned the distant corner I scrutinized closely and was so employed when Isobel came running back to the room.
"The Green Eyes of Bâst" by Sax Rohmer
Muffled pedestrians, bent doggedly down against it, jostled them as they went by.
"The Real Adventure" by Henry Kitchell Webster
Cabs, omnibuses, carriages, and pedestrians will be expected to keep clear of the space occupied by the Demonstrators.
"Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 103, October 8, 1892" by Various
Few pedestrians were abroad and few loungers.
"The Rustlers of Pecos County" by Zane Grey
More mining than pedestrianism and more hot water bottling does mean that cheapness is something and nothing is subdued.
"Matisse Picasso and Gertrude Stein" by Gertrude Stein
Lane saw soldiers begging from pedestrians.
"The Day of the Beast" by Zane Grey
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In poetry:

Camera, as all-seeing god, satisfies our longing
for omniscience. To spy on others from this
height and angle: pedestrians pass in and out of
our lens like rare aquatic insects.
"Notes On Vision" by James Douglas Morrison
For vital off-the-record work - that's talking transport-wise -
I've a scarlet Aston-Martin - and does she go? She flies!
Pedestrians and dogs and cats, we mark them down for slaughter.
I also own a speedboat which has never touched the water.
"Executive" by Sir John Betjeman

In news:

In this Aug 9, 2012, photo, vehicles are parked along the border fence as pedestrians cross the street in Nogales , Mexico.
The painting was one of dozens created in a competition on the Alcala pedestrian promenade in Oaxaca , Mexico.
After seven months of construction, the Oceanic Bridge is reopened to vehicle and pedestrian traffic.
Situated in a quiet, pedestrian-only enclave of new, large homes just a block off bustling Clark Street, the home was priced at $3.6 million when construction first began.
Pedestrian hit and killed on OHB identified.
A pedestrians passes a fallen news stand as Hurricane Isaac makes landfall, Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012, in New Orleans, La.
Planners say rezoning is effort to spur denser, more pedestrian-friendly and transit-supporting development More.
Pedestrians avoiding safety of SC-277 overpass .
Pedestrian overpass should be done by the July 4 holiday.
Beaten-down grass marks a makeshift pedestrian and bike trail.
PALMYRA — Authorities from the borough and neighboring Riverton have caught the man who they believe flashed female pedestrians from his car at least four times in both towns.
Pedestrian crash closes northbound Coors lanes.
CHICAGO — Online grocer Peapod here on Thursday unveiled a display in a pedestrian subway tunnel here that allows shoppers to scan products, download the Peapod app and other functions.
Our products are used to secure either pedestrian or vehicle entrances.
Missouri River pedestrian bridge will open April 8th.
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In science:

Helbing D (1991) A mathematical model for the behavior of pedestrians.
Cooperation, Norms, and Revolutions: A Unified Game-Theoretical Approach
In this approach of a combination of a pedestrian dynamics model with a travel time estimation the velocity of a pedestrian is considered when it is estimated which delay time he will impose to another pedestrian in his surrounding 2 .
The Effect of Integrating Travel Time
In the Social Force Model the negative gradients of the resulting field of estimated remaining travel time are used as direction of the desired velocity of a pedestrian being located at the field’s corresponding position.
The Effect of Integrating Travel Time
It has been observed [28, 29] and sometimes criticized that the Social Force Model (and most if not all of its variants) strictly superpose the repulsive forces of pedestrians.
The Effect of Integrating Travel Time
Superposition means that the effect of any pedestrian A on pedestrian B is absolutely independent of any other pedestrian in a scenario.
The Effect of Integrating Travel Time
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