Definition of voyage in English:


Line breaks: voy¦age
Pronunciation: /ˈvɔɪɪdʒ



[no object, with adverbial of direction] Back to top  
  • 1Go on a voyage: he spent part of his life voyaging along the South African coast
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    • We elected not to fly back to the UK - instead, we voyaged up the African coast and through the Suez Canal by Polish cargo ship.
    • It was a central paradox of Arbus's strongest years, however, that the pursuit of the authentic did not necessarily voyage toward sanity.
    • However much a skipper may gripe, maintenance is as much a part of boating as voyaging itself - and (if the truth be told) as enjoyable.
  • 1.1 [with object] archaic Sail over or along (a sea or river).
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    • The Queen Mary 2 is definitely a luxuriant vessel upon which to voyage the Atlantic ocean.
    travel, journey, take a trip, go on a trip, go on an expedition, go on an excursion, tour, globetrot; sail, steam, cruise, fly, drive
    informal gallivant, do, knock about/around



adjective ( • archaic)


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  • Visitors can learn about the volcanic birth of the Hawaiian Islands and the adventures of the early Polynesian voyagers, European explorers and whalers.
  • The adventurer and businessman was one of 705 people who survived the disaster in 1912, after the Titanic hit an iceberg and sank, killing 1,500 voyagers.
  • After some delays and disputes, the voyagers regrouped at Plymouth aboard the 180-ton Mayflower.


Middle English (as a noun denoting a journey): from Old French voiage, from Latin viaticum 'provisions for a journey' (in late Latin 'journey').

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