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journey

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Pronunciation: /ˈdʒəːni
 
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Definition of journey in English:

noun (plural journeys)

1An act of travelling from one place to another: an eight-hour train journey
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
trip, expedition, period of travelling, tour, trek, voyage, cruise, safari, ride, drive, transfer;
crossing, passage, flight;
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
More example sentences
  • 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, 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.’
Synonyms
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;
roam, rove, ramble, wander, meander

Origin

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).

Derivatives

journeyer

1
noun
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.

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