journey

[ jur-nee ]
/ ˈdʒɜr ni /

noun, plural jour·neys.

a traveling from one place to another, usually taking a rather long time; trip: a six-day journey across the desert.
a distance, course, or area traveled or suitable for traveling: a desert journey.
a period of travel: a week's journey.
passage or progress from one stage to another: the journey to success.

verb (used without object), jour·neyed, jour·ney·ing.

to make a journey; travel.

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Origin of journey

First recorded in 1175–1225; Middle English journee “day,” from Old French, from unattested Vulgar Latin diurnāta “a day's time, day's work, etc.,” equivalent to Latin diurn(us) “daily” + -āta, feminine of -ātus-ate1; see -ade1

synonym study for journey

1. See trip1.

OTHER WORDS FROM journey

jour·ney·er, nounoutjourney, verb (used with object), out·jour·neyed, out·jour·ney·ing.
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British Dictionary definitions for journey

journey
/ (ˈdʒɜːnɪ) /

noun

a travelling from one place to another; trip or voyage
  1. the distance travelled in a journey
  2. the time taken to make a journey

verb

(intr) to make a journey

Derived forms of journey

journeyer, noun

Word Origin for journey

C13: from Old French journee a day, a day's travelling, from Latin diurnum day's portion; see diurnal
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