Pilgrim - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

Pilgrim

[ 1,,G3927, parepidemos ]
an adjective signifying sojourning in a strange place, away from one's own people" (para, "from," expressing a contrary condition, and epidemeo, "to sojourn;" demos, "a people"), is used of OT saints, Hebrews 11:13, "pilgrims" (coupled with xenos, "a foreigner"); of Christians, 1 Peter 1:1, "sojourners (of the Dispersion)," RV; Hebrews 2:11, "pilgrims" (coupled with paroikos, "an alien, sojourner"); the word is thus used metaphorically of those to whom Heaven is their own country, and who are sojourners on earth.

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words