Origin of expedition
Examples from the Web for expedition
Two years into an Arctic expedition, they were forced to abandon ship a thousand miles north of Siberia.
Going to the library was like a treasure hunt, an expedition.
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
I thanked them for their loyalty and all the innovation and expertise they brought to the Expedition through the years.
That happened several years ago during an expedition up and down the San Diego shore in search of the best fish tacos.
But for the present I think we have enough men for this expedition.For the Liberty of Texas|Edward Stratemeyer
An expedition was fitted out, and sent against the Earl of Caithness, who was defeated and slain.History of Civilization in England, Vol. 3 of 3|Henry Thomas Buckle
The expedition dispatched for the purpose of exploring the Colorado River has reached a point thirty miles from its mouth.
Cuchillo fearing that his victim might escape him, now wished more than ever that he should join the expedition.Wood Rangers|Mayne Reid
He would now, with this expedition on the way, have no penny for another.The Sleuth of St. James's Square|Melville Davisson Post
Word Origin for expedition
early 15c., "military campaign; the act of rapidly setting forth," from Middle French expédition (13c.) and directly from Latin expeditionem (nominative expeditio), noun of action from past participle stem of expedire (see expedite). Meaning "journey for some purpose" is from 1590s. Sense by 1690s also included the body of persons on such a journey. Related: Expeditionary.
see fishing expedition.