Definition of journey in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈjərnē/

noun (plural journeys)

1An act of traveling from one place to another: she went on a long journey
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  • The trip is marked down as a return journey, but it is not known when he went back to the capital.
  • He was halfway through on his return journey when a light flicked on in the passageway.
  • I bought a paper on the return journey last night and had a go at the crossword.
trip, expedition, excursion, tour, trek, voyage, junket, cruise, ride, drive, jaunt, road trip;
crossing, passage, flight;
travels, wandering, globe-trotting;
odyssey, pilgrimage;
1.1A long and often difficult process of personal change and development: her spiritual journey towards Roman Catholicism I was excited with my character’s journey in the film
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  • His new book, Death by Meeting, is a journey into meeting hell.
  • He travels out to Africa incognito to re-deliver the feathers personally: a perilous journey of redemption.
  • Then he should have prepared his reader for the journey they were embarking upon.

verb (journeys, journeyed)

[no object]
Travel somewhere: they journeyed south
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  • He traveled the world, and everywhere he journeyed, he offered help and kindness.
  • These carriages journeyed on railways throughout the country and traveled to the most remote villages.
  • But he has other reasons for journeying to a part of the world which he ‘loves everything about.’
travel, go, voyage, sail, cruise, fly, hike, trek, ride, drive, make one's way;
take/go on a trip, go on an expedition, tour, rove, roam



Example sentences
  • It was quickly and quietly that the two journeyers traveled to the Commons.
  • For example, the only weapons the journeyers learned about were to catch their dinner.
  • They also wanted to leave some for the other journeyers that would come along.


Middle English: from Old French jornee 'day, a day's travel, a day's work' (the earliest senses in English), based on Latin diurnum 'daily portion', from diurnus (see diurnal).

Words that rhyme with journey

attorney, Burney, Czerny, Ernie, ferny, gurney, Verny

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Syllabification: jour·ney

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