excursion

[ ik-skur-zhuhn, -shuhn ]
/ 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.

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Origin of excursion

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

OTHER WORDS FROM excursion

ex·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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