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noun,plural jour·neys.
  1. a traveling from one place to another, usually taking a rather long time; trip: a six-day journey across the desert.

  2. a distance, course, or area traveled or suitable for traveling: a desert journey.

  1. a period of travel: a week's journey.

  2. passage or progress from one stage to another: the journey to success.

verb (used without object),jour·neyed, jour·ney·ing.
  1. to make a journey; travel.

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 for journey

Other words from journey

  • jour·ney·er, noun
  • outjourney, verb (used with object), out·jour·neyed, out·jour·ney·ing. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use journey in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for journey


/ (ˈdʒɜːnɪ) /

  1. a travelling from one place to another; trip or voyage

    • the distance travelled in a journey

    • the time taken to make a journey

  1. (intr) to make a journey

Origin of journey

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

Derived forms of journey

  • journeyer, noun

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