- a journey or expedition, for hunting, exploration, or investigation, especially in eastern Africa.
- the hunters, guides, vehicles, equipment, etc., forming such an expedition.
- any long or adventurous journey or expedition.
- to go on a safari.
Origin of safari
Examples from the Web for safari
One of the earliest ticker-tape parades was for Teddy Roosevelt when he returned from an African safari in 1910.It’s Time for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans to Get a Parade of Their Own
November 11, 2014
Earlier this month the two truly got away from it all when they went on an African safari with Eugenie and her boyfriend.Is Prince Harry Going to Get Engaged?
August 28, 2013
Apple says its newest version of Safari will not only be faster than competitors Chrome and Firefox but with cooler features.
Now the monarch, 74, has been exposed as a philanderer after he fell and broke his hip during a $52,000 African safari.It's Not Good to Be the King
May 18, 2012
Back in 1962, exceedingly few members of the top 5% had ever taken an African safari.What the Founders Would Tell Charles Murray
February 7, 2012
They sat or lay inert, watching the safari pass, their eyes apathetic.
Kingozi gave his attention to the members of the other safari.
All of Kingozi's safari had arrived except Cazi Moto and five men.
Mali-ya-bwana and, unexpectedly, a big Kavirondo of Kingozi's safari, volunteered.
He and I were the only people of all the safari who had khaki coats.
- an overland journey or hunting expedition, esp in Africa
- any recreational journey or expedition
- the people, animals, etc, that go on the expedition
Word Origin and History for safari
1890 (attested from 1860 as a foreign word), from Swahili, literally "journey, expedition," from Arabic, literally "referring to a journey," from safar "journey" (which itself is attested in English as a foreign word from 1858). Used from 1920s of various articles of clothing suitable for safaris.