- the range of stroke of any moving part.
- the stroke itself.
verb (used without object)
Origin of excursion
Examples from the Web for excursion
I learned a lot about myself on that excursion, and from the trip as a whole.
Love, Nate 12 September 2006 Folks, Just returned from a several day excursion with some of the Recon boys from Lejeune.Marine First Lieutenant Nathan Krissoff’s Last Letters Home From Iraq|Matt Pottinger|May 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
"It would be an excursion into dark reality," he told the Los Angeles Times.Tom Cruise’s ‘Jack Reacher’ & More Ill-Timed Movies (VIDEO)|Marlow Stern|December 18, 2012|DAILY BEAST
His tirade against Zionism was relatively brief; his excursion into 9/11 Trutherism, elliptical.
A basilisk, a sword, and a phoenix mean only one thing for Harry Potter: an excursion into the mysterious chamber.
But the enticement of acquisition and discovery of novelty whilst there were not the governing influences in Balfour's excursion.
It was not long before they were sitting down to the first real game supper of the excursion.The Banner Boy Scouts Snowbound|George A. Warren
But even with an excursion to the ancient quarries, for a look at half-finished obelisks, for once I had not enough to do.It Happened in Egypt|C. N. Williamson
As it happened, however, on the afternoon selected for the excursion, only Julia and Nora really cared to go.Brenda, Her School and Her Club|Helen Leah Reed
We had been preparing for our summer excursion some time, but were unable to get away from Paris before the 18th of July.A Residence in France|J. Fenimore Cooper
British Dictionary definitions for excursion
- a movement from an equilibrium position, as in an oscillation
- the magnitude of this displacement
Word Origin for excursion
Word Origin and History for excursion
1570s, "a deviation in argument," also "a military sally," from Latin excursionem (nominative excursio) "a running forth, sally, excursion, expedition," noun of action from past participle stem of excurrere "run out, run forth, hasten," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + currere "to run" (see current (adj.)). Sense of "journey" recorded in English by 1660s.