V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. person who travels from home to work regularly, usually between a suburb and a city; 2. an inter-city airplane flying short distances to serve remote communities

Synonyms: traveler, passenger


Tips: Think, "traveler." Commuter is the term for someone who commutes. Most freeways will have a high percentage of commuters at certain hours. A commuter plane is a small plane, carrying passengers over relatively short distances. A commuter train is one that carries passengers, not cargo.

Usage Examples:

There are more commuters on the freeways every year. (travelers)

Jeff could have driven to his destination, but felt he could get his reading done if he took the commuter train. (passenger) adjective

Being a commuter on the early morning train isn't so bad, because it allows me to relax and read the paper. (traveler, passenger)

I moved from the suburb to the city because I was tired of being a commuter on the freeway every morning. (traveler)

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