trav·​el·​ing | ˈtra-və-liŋ How to pronounce traveling (audio) , ˈtrav-liŋ 1 : going to different places instead of staying in one place a traveling opera company a traveling executive Traveling merchants carried the caps to Mexico City, where tourists bought them.— Ambar Past — see also traveling salesman 2 : carried by, used by, or accompanying a traveler a traveling alarm clock a traveling companion Another useful traveling tool is the compass.— Barbara Riedel Sheedy