Jour·ney n.; pl. Journeys
1. The travel or work of a day. [Obs.]
We have yet large day, for scarce the sun
Hath finished half his journey. --Milton.
2. Travel or passage from one place to another, especially one covering a large distance or taking a long time.
The good man . . . is gone a long journey. --Prov. vii. 19.
3. Hence: [figurative], A passage through life, or a passage through any significant experience, or from one state to another.
We must all have the same journey's end. --Bp. Stillingfleet.
Syn: -- Tour; excursion; trip; expedition; pilgrimage; jaunt.
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.
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.
Jour·ney, v. t. To traverse; to travel over or through. [R.] “I journeyed many a land.”
n : the act of traveling from one place to another [syn: journeying]
v 1: undertake a journey or trip [syn: travel]
2: travel upon or across; "travel the oceans" [syn: travel]
(1.) A day's journey in the East is from 16 to 20 miles (Num.
(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.)