- 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.
- to make or take a voyage; travel; journey.
- to traverse by a voyage: to voyage the seven seas.
Origin of voyage
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Examples from the Web for voyage
The turbulent waters caused one of his oars to crack, which—without a motor or a sail—can be severely detrimental to his voyage.Victor Mooney’s Epic Adventure for His Dead Brother
October 19, 2014
The voyage is a new one, certainly for Tambor, but also for Hollywood, in many ways.Jeffrey Tambor Is One Helluva Woman: Inside His Phenomenal Turn in ‘Transparent’
September 24, 2014
They knew how long the voyage would take, they knew what they would find on the other side.
A journey to a distant place occasions a greater, more consequential journey in time—“a voyage to my own posterity,” he calls it.Norman Manea Survived the Nazis and the Communists and Lived to Write About It
April 8, 2014
Lennon later described the voyage as “the most fantastic experience I ever had”.How John Lennon Rediscovered His Music in Bermuda
November 3, 2013
My reason for concealment was, that I might surprise you at the end of this voyage.
The voyage was more than half completed, and nothing of importance had occurred to mark it.
Unless you do as I bid you, I will keep you in irons for the rest of the voyage!
Leaving the two to pursue their voyage home, we return to Captain Haley.
I want you to take this money, and take care of it, while I am gone on my present 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
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.
Idioms and Phrases with voyage
see maiden voyage.