browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
journeys

more about journeys

journeys


  1  definition  found 
 
  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. 




more about journeys