Meaning of PEDESTRIAN in English

PEDESTRIAN

/ pəˈdestriən; NAmE / noun , adjective

■ noun

a person walking in the street and not travelling in a vehicle

—compare motorist

■ adjective

1.

[ only before noun ] used by or for the use of pedestrians ; connected with pedestrians :

pedestrian areas

Pedestrian accidents are down by 5%.

2.

without any imagination or excitement; dull

SYN unimaginative

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WORD ORIGIN

early 18th cent.: from French pédestre or Latin pedester going on foot, also written in prose + -ian . Early use in English was in the description of writing as prosaic .

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.