passenger


passenger
passenger pas‧sen‧ger [ˈpæsndʒə ǁ -ər] noun [countable]
1. TRAVEL someone who is travelling in a vehicle, plane, boat etc, but is not driving it or working on it:

• Business passengers wishing to relax in comfort before their flight can use the Business Wing Airport Lounge facilities at Glasgow Airport.

ˈtransit ˌpassenger TRAVEL
a passenger on a plane who arrives at an airport and who leaves again on the same plane or another plane, without leaving the airport
2. someone in a group who does not do their share of the group's work:

• The company can't afford to carry any passengers.

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passenger UK US /ˈpæsəndʒər/ noun [C]
TRANSPORT a person who is travelling in a vehicle, or on a train or plane, but is not driving it, flying it, or working on it: »

Airlines report that passenger numbers are down.

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The report said light trucks on average emit 38 percent more carbon dioxide than passenger cars.

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airline/rail/car passengers

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a passenger jet/flight/plane

UK INFORMAL WORKPLACE someone who does not work as hard as others in a group: »

Most modern law firms realise that they simply cannot afford to carry any passengers


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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