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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Excursion  \Ex*cur"sion\  [L.  excursio:  cf  F.  excursion.  See 
  {Excurrent}.] 
  1.  A  running  or  going  out  or  forth;  an  expedition;  a  sally. 
 
  Far  on  excursion  toward  the  gates  of  hell.  --Milton. 
 
  They  would  make  excursions  and  waste  the  country. 
  --Holland. 
 
  2.  A  journey  chiefly  for  recreation;  a  pleasure  trip;  a  brief 
  tour;  as  an  excursion  into  the  country. 
 
  3.  A  wandering  from  a  subject;  digression. 
 
  I  am  not  in  a  scribbling  mood,  and  shall  therefore 
  make  no  excursions.  --Cowper. 
 
  4.  (Mach.)  Length  of  stroke,  as  of  a  piston;  stroke.  [An 
  awkward  use  of  the  word.] 
 
  Syn:  Journey;  tour;  ramble;  jaunt.  See  {Journey}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  excursion 
  n  1:  a  journey  taken  for  pleasure;  "many  summer  excursions  to  the 
  shore";  "it  was  merely  a  pleasure  trip";  "after  cautious 
  sashays  into  the  field"  [syn:  {jaunt},  {outing},  {junket}, 
  {pleasure  trip},  {expedition},  {sashay}] 
  2:  wandering  from  the  main  path  of  a  journey  [syn:  {digression}] 




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