- a temporary stay: during his sojourn in Paris.
- to stay for a time in a place; live temporarily: to sojourn on the Riviera for two months.
Origin of sojourn
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Related Words for sojournertraveler, settler, customer, patron, visitor, caller, companion, inmate, client, recipient, tenant, vacationer, crusader, wanderer, pioneer, sojourner, lodger, transient, boarder
Examples from the Web for sojourner
Contemporary Examples of sojourner
Barbour actively backed six-term incumbent Thad Cochran for re-election and Sojourner ran the campaign of McDaniel.Chris McDaniel’s Campaign Manager Hearts Haley Barbour
July 7, 2014
Historical Examples of sojourner
Be not silent: for I am a stranger with Thee, and a sojourner as all my fathers were.On Prayer and The Contemplative Life
St. Thomas Aquinas
Then Blent had been the centre of his life, and in town he was but a stranger and a sojourner.Tristram of Blent
I am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner, as all my fathers were.
Has it turned aside, like a stranger and a sojourner, to tarry for a night?
I am a stranger with Thee, and a sojourner, as all my fathers were.The Life of David
- a temporary stay
- (intr) to stay or reside temporarily
Word Origin for sojourn
"temporary resident," 15c., agent noun from sojourn (v.).
late 13c., "stay temporarily, reside for a time; visit;" also "reside permanently, dwell;" from Old French sojorner "stay or dwell for a time," from Vulgar Latin *subdiurnare "to spend the day" (source also of Italian soggiornare), from Latin sub- "under, until" (see sub-) + diurnare "to last long," from diurnus "of a day," from diurnum "day" (see diurnal). Modern French séjourner formed via vowel dissimilation. Related: Sojourned; sojourning.
mid-13c., "temporary stay, visit," from Anglo-French sojorn, variant of Old French sejorn, from sejorner "stay or dwell for a time" (see sojourn (v.)).