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[voi-ij] /ˈvɔɪ ɪdʒ/
a course of travel or passage, especially a long journey by water to a distant place.
a passage through air or space, as a flight in an airplane or space vehicle.
a journey or expedition from one place to another by land.
Often, voyages. journeys or travels as the subject of a written account, or the account itself:
the voyages of Marco Polo.
Obsolete. an enterprise or undertaking.
verb (used without object), voyaged, voyaging.
to make or take a voyage; travel; journey.
verb (used with object), voyaged, voyaging.
to traverse by a voyage:
to voyage the seven seas.
Origin of voyage
1250-1300; Middle English ve(i)age, viage, voyage < Anglo-French, Old French < Latin viāticum travel-money; see viaticum
Related forms
voyager, noun
outvoyage, verb (used with object), outvoyaged, outvoyaging.
revoyage, noun, verb, revoyaged, revoyaging.
unvoyaging, adjective
Can be confused
voyager, voyageur.
1. cruise. See trip1 . Unabridged
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  • My reason for concealment was, that I might surprise you at the end of this voyage.

    Brave and Bold Horatio Alger
  • The voyage was more than half completed, and nothing of importance had occurred to mark it.

    Brave and Bold Horatio Alger
  • Unless you do as I bid you, I will keep you in irons for the rest of the voyage!

    Brave and Bold Horatio Alger
  • Leaving the two to pursue their voyage home, we return to Captain Haley.

    Brave and Bold Horatio Alger
  • I want you to take this money, and take care of it, while I am gone on my present voyage.

    Brave and Bold Horatio Alger
British Dictionary definitions for voyage


a journey, travel, or passage, esp one to a distant land or by sea or air
(obsolete) an ambitious project
to travel over or traverse (something): we will voyage to Africa
Derived Forms
voyager, noun
Word Origin
C13: from Old French veiage, from Latin viāticum provision for travelling, from viāticus concerning a journey, from via a way
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Word Origin and History for voyage

c.1300, from Old French veiage "travel, journey," from Late Latin viaticum "a journey" (in classical Latin "provisions for a journey"), noun use of neuter of viaticus "of or for a journey," from via "road, journey, travel."


late 15c., from voyage (n.). Related: Voyaged; voyaging.

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