Meaning of PEDESTRIAN in English

PEDESTRIAN

n. & adj.

--n.

1. (often attrib.) a person who is walking, esp. in a town (pedestrian crossing).

2 a person who walks competitively.

--adj. prosaic; dull; uninspired.

Phrases and idioms:

pedestrian crossing Brit. a specified part of a road where pedestrians have right of way to cross. pedestrian precinct an area of a town restricted to pedestrians.

Derivatives:

pedestrianism n. pedestrianize v.tr. & intr. (also -ise). pedestrianization n.

Etymology: F p{eacute}destre or L pedester -tris

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.