Definition of journey in English:


Line breaks: jour|ney
Pronunciation: /ˈdʒəːni

noun (plural journeys)

verb (journeys, journeying, journeyed)

[no object, with adverbial of direction] Back to top  
  • Travel somewhere: they journeyed south
    More example sentences
    • 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, wend one's way; go on a trip, take a trip, go on an expedition, go on an excursion, go on a tour, tour, go on safari; globetrot, backpack; roam, rove, ramble, wander, meander
    rare peregrinate



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  • 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).

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