excursion

[ ik-skur-zhuh n, -shuh n ]
/ ɪkˈskɜr ʒən, -ʃən /

noun

verb (used without object)

to go on or take an excursion.

adjective

of, relating to, or intended for use on excursions: an excursion fare; an excursion bus.

Nearby words

  1. exculpable,
  2. exculpate,
  3. exculpation,
  4. exculpatory,
  5. excurrent,
  6. excursion ticket,
  7. excursionist,
  8. excursive,
  9. excursus,
  10. excurvate

Origin of excursion

First recorded in 1565–75, excursion is from the Latin word excursiōn- (stem of excursiō). See excursus, -ion

Related formsex·cur·sion·al, ex·cur·sion·ar·y, adjectivepre·ex·cur·sion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for excursion

excursion

/ (ɪkˈskɜːʃən, -ʒən) /

noun

Word Origin for excursion

C16: from Latin excursiō an attack, from excurrere to run out, from currere to run

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Word Origin and History for excursion

excursion

n.

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.

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