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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Journey  \Jour"ney\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Journeyed};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Journeying}.] 
  To  travel  from  place  to  place  to  go  from  home  to  a  distance. 
 
  Abram  journeyed,  going  on  still  toward  the  south. 
  --Gen.  xii.  9. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Journey  \Jour"ney\,  n.;  pl  {Journeys}.  [OE.  jornee  journee, 
  prop.,  a  day's  journey,  OF  jorn['e]e,  jurn['e]e,  a  day  a 
  day's  work  of  journey,  F.  journ['e]e,  fr  OF  jorn,  jurn,  jor 
  a  day  F.  jour,  fr  L.  diurnus  See  {Journal}.] 
  1.  The  travel  or  work  of  a  day  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  We  have  yet  large  day  for  scarce  the  sun  Hath 
  finished  half  his  journey.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Travel  or  passage  from  one  place  to  another;  hence 
  figuratively,  a  passage  through  life. 
 
  The  good  man  .  .  .  is  gone  a  long  journey.  --Prov. 
  vii.  19. 
 
  We  must  all  have  the  same  journey's  end  --Bp. 
  Stillingfleet 
 
  Syn:  Tour;  excursion;  trip;  expedition;  pilgrimage. 
 
  Usage:  {Journey},  {Tour},  {Excursion},  {Pilgrimage}.  The  word 
  journey  suggests  the  idea  of  a  somewhat  prolonged 
  traveling  for  a  specific  object,  leading  a  person  to 
  pass  directly  from  one  point  to  another.  In  a  tour,  we 
  take  a  roundabout  course  from  place  to  place  more 
  commonly  for  pleasure,  though  sometimes  on  business. 
  An  excursion  is  usually  a  brief  tour  or  trip  for 
  pleasure,  health,  etc  In  a  pilgrimage  we  travel  to  a 
  place  hallowed  by  our  religions  affections,  or  by  some 
  train  of  sacred  or  tender  associations.  A  journey  on 
  important  business;  the  tour  of  Europe;  an  excursion 
  to  the  lakes;  a  pilgrimage  to  the  Holy  Land. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Journey  \Jour"ney\,  v.  t. 
  To  traverse;  to  travel  over  or  through  [R.]  ``I  journeyed 
  many  a  land.''  --Sir  W.  Scott. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  journey 
  n  :  the  act  of  traveling  from  one  place  to  another  [syn:  {journeying}] 
  v  1:  travel  as  for  pleasure  and  sightseeing;  go  on  travels  [syn: 
  {travel}] 
  2:  travel  upon  or  across  "travel  the  oceans"  [syn:  {travel}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Journey 
  (1.)  A  day's  journey  in  the  East  is  from  16  to  20  miles  (Num. 
  11:31). 
 
  (2.)  A  Sabbath-day's  journey  is  2,000  paces  or  yards  from  the 
  city  walls  (Acts  1:12).  According  to  Jewish  tradition,  it  was 
  the  distance  one  might  travel  without  violating  the  law  of  Ex 
  16:29.  (See  {SABBATH}.) 
 




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