1. The quality of being expedite; efficient promptness; haste; dispatch; speed; quickness; as to carry the mail with expedition.
With winged expedition
Swift as the lightning glance. ░
2. A sending forth or setting forth the execution of some object of consequence; progress.
Putting it straight in expedition. ░
3. An important enterprise, implying a change of place; especially, a warlike enterprise; a march or a voyage with martial intentions; an excursion by a body of persons for a valuable end; as, a military, naval, exploring, or scientific expedition; also, the body of persons making such excursion.
The expedition miserably failed. --Prescott.
Narrative of the exploring expedition to the Rocky Mountains.
n 1: a military campaign designed to achieve a specific objective
in a foreign country [syn: military expedition, hostile
2: an organized group of people undertaking a journey for a
particular purpose; "an expedition was sent to explore
3: a journey organized for a particular purpose
4: a journey taken for pleasure; "many summer excursions to the
shore"; "it was merely a pleasure trip"; "after cautious
sashays into the field" [syn: excursion, jaunt, outing,
junket, pleasure trip, sashay]
5: the property of being prompt and efficient; "it was done
with dispatch" [syn: dispatch, despatch, expeditiousness]