Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “the Pilgrim Fathers”

the Pilgrim Fathers

noun [plural] uk   us  
the group of English people who sailed to North America on the ship 'Mayflower', where they formed Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts in 1620Renaissance: 1501 to 1899
(Definition of the Pilgrim Fathers from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of the Pilgrim Fathers?
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Renaissance: 1501 to 1899, but you might be interested in these topics from the History topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Translations of “the Pilgrim Fathers”

Word of the Day

throw

to send something through the air with force, especially by a sudden movement of the arm

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More