Pronunciation: (pil'grim, -grum),[key] —n. 1. a person who journeys, esp. a long distance, to some sacred place as an act of religious devotion: pilgrims to the Holy Land. 2. a traveler or wanderer, esp. in a foreign place.
3. an original settler in a region.
4. (cap.) one of the band of Puritans who founded the colony of Plymouth, Mass., in 1620.
5. a newcomer to a region or place, esp. to the western U.S.