Origin of expedition
synonym study for expedition
OTHER WORDS FROM expeditionpre·ex·pe·di·tion, noun
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What is an expedition?
An expedition is an organized journey or voyage made with a specific purpose, as in Johann packed only a large backpack for the expedition across the Alps.
An expedition can describe any trip made with a specific purpose or for the purpose of simple exploration. The term is used formally by militaries, cartographers, groups that aim to protect wildlife, and many others. For example, a military expedition is a specific type of military operation in which a group of soldiers move into a foreign country to accomplish a task.
Expedition can also be used to refer to a pleasure trip, especially for a trip to a location that is farther than a person would normally go.
Expedition can also refer to the group of people who go on the trip. For example, a scientific expedition to the rainforest can mean the trip to the rainforest or those who go on the trip.
Example: We took an expedition around the world to see all the sights.
Where does expedition come from?
The first records of the term expedition come from the 1400s. It ultimately comes from the Latin expedītiō, meaning “a military traveling.” Despite sharing a root word, an expedition does not have to be expedited, or sped up.
In popular culture, and often on television, the word expedition is used in reference to content dealing with locations viewers might never go to, such as African deserts or Antarctic tundras. Examples of this are the network television shows “Expedition Unknown,” “Expedition Bigfoot,” “The Ultimate Expedition,” “Expedition Mars,” and “Expedition to the Edge.” All deal with taking a narrator and a camera crew, or in some cases a camera rover, to lands far from the viewers.
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What are some other forms related to expedition?
- preexpedition (noun)
- expeditionary (adjective)
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How is expedition used in real life?
Expedition is normally used to talk about a trip, especially one that was full of adventure.
I'm on a night expedition to find the ultimate rock to carve a stone sword. stone is easier to work with at night, this is a magical fact 🗿🗡
— PJ (@kickthepj) June 29, 2016
You can pay to go with National Geographic on its expeditions to exotic places – like Antarctica.
— UberFacts (@UberFacts) June 6, 2014
The tragic death this morning of my 4-year old daughter’s carnival goldfish (affectionately named Asuka) led to many tears and a $200 expedition to @Petco for a new aquarium.
The moral of the story is, don’t go to carnivals…I think.
— Corey Graves (@WWEGraves) July 27, 2018
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How to use expedition in a sentence
If you want to climb it, you usually start your expedition from Montemonaco.Investors continue to push global stocks into record territory|Bernhard Warner|August 24, 2020|Fortune
To learn about the microbes living in sub-seafloor sediments, scientists must typically go on drilling expeditions to retrieve samples of them.
OceanSky Cruises—based, perhaps unsurprisingly, in Sweden—is currently taking reservations for expeditions to the North Pole in the 2023-2024 season.Airships Are No Longer a Relic of the Past; You Could Ride in One by 2023|Vanessa Bates Ramirez|August 4, 2020|Singularity Hub
Suffice it to say, the expedition, bolstered by complex preparation, was massive with over 35,000 soldiers from different nationalities.
These expeditions are commonly known as the Peasants’ Crusades.
Two years into an Arctic expedition, they were forced to abandon ship a thousand miles north of Siberia.
At Studio Stagetti, I shot a man with more picks and axes than I have ever seen outside an arctic expedition.
Going to the library was like a treasure hunt, an expedition.
He sees all the more reason to continue with plans for their next expedition, in June 2015.
Companies across the country donated supplies and equipment to assist him with his expedition.Victor Mooney’s Epic Adventure for His Dead Brother|Justin Jones|October 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After the battle of the Pyramids he fell sick, and before the Syrian expedition, applied to return to France.
Lawrence and Dan were told of the danger that threatened Fulton, and they determined to accompany Guitar in his expedition.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn
The wealth, which Ripperda deemed necessary for his expedition, was sewed into various parts of their muleteer garments.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
The filibustering expedition set out in three small ships on the 28th of September.
But scarcely had the new ambassador arrived at his destination when he heard of Bonaparte's projected expedition to Egypt.
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see fishing expedition.