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.

Origin of journey

1175–1225; Middle English journee day < Old French < Vulgar Latin *diurnāta a day's time, day's work, etc., equivalent to Latin diurn(us) daily + -āta, feminine of -ātus -ate1; see -ade1
Related formsjour·ney·er, nounout·jour·ney, verb (used with object), out·jour·neyed, out·jour·ney·ing.

Synonyms for journey

1. excursion, jaunt, tour. See trip1. 5. roam, rove; peregrinate. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for journeyed

Contemporary Examples of journeyed

Historical Examples of journeyed

  • They have journeyed far, sire, but they have never yet found their match.

    The White Company

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • In this lovable mystery we journeyed all the rest of that morning.

    The Forest

    Stewart Edward White

  • When they had asked him where he had journeyed, "Far, far," was all he would reply.

    Murder Point

    Coningsby Dawson

  • He journeyed to Cape Ann and found, to his dismay, that she was no longer there.

    The Woman-Haters

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • He grumbled a little as they journeyed back to South Harniss.


    Joseph C. Lincoln

British Dictionary definitions for journeyed



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


(intr) to make a journey
Derived Formsjourneyer, 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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Word Origin and History for journeyed



mid-14c., "travel from one place to another," from Anglo-French journeyer, Old French journoier, from journee (see journey (n.)). Related: Journeyed; journeying.



c.1200, "a defined course of traveling; one's path in life," from Old French journee "day's work or travel" (12c.), from Vulgar Latin diurnum "day," noun use of neuter of Latin diurnus "of one day" (see diurnal). Meaning "act of traveling by land or sea" is c.1300. In Middle English it also meant "a day" (c.1400); a day's work (mid-14c.); "distance traveled in one day" (mid-13c.), and as recently as Johnson (1755) the primary sense was still "the travel of a day."

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