- a traveling from one place to another, usually taking a rather long time; trip: a six-day journey across the desert.
- a distance, course, or area traveled or suitable for traveling: a desert journey.
- a period of travel: a week's journey.
- passage or progress from one stage to another: the journey to success.
- to make a journey; travel.
Origin of journey
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Examples from the Web for journeying
There seemed to be neither plan nor regularity to their journeying.The Leopard Woman
Stewart Edward White
They were journeying over the country, from cottage to cottage, visiting the people.Welsh Fairy Tales
William Elliott Griffis
But I must go forward now, as much depends upon my journeying.The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
What was the use of journeying to a land of doubt and rebellion?The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
They will then visit the ruins and resume their journeying to Egypt.The Book of Khalid
- a travelling from one place to another; trip or voyage
- the distance travelled in a journey
- the time taken to make a journey
- (intr) to make a journey
Word Origin and History for journeying
mid-14c., "travel from one place to another," from Anglo-French journeyer, Old French journoier, from journee (see journey (n.)). Related: Journeyed; journeying.
c.1200, "a defined course of traveling; one's path in life," from Old French journee "day's work or travel" (12c.), from Vulgar Latin diurnum "day," noun use of neuter of Latin diurnus "of one day" (see diurnal). Meaning "act of traveling by land or sea" is c.1300. In Middle English it also meant "a day" (c.1400); a day's work (mid-14c.); "distance traveled in one day" (mid-13c.), and as recently as Johnson (1755) the primary sense was still "the travel of a day."