- 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
Synonyms for sojourn
Related Words for sojourningstopover, layover, residence, stop, vacation, rest, stay, tarriance, reside, perch, squat, linger, nest, tarry, abide, lodge, dwell, inhabit, roost
Examples from the Web for sojourning
Historical Examples of sojourning
For here it is only a sojourning, where we cannot tarry, but must travel further.
I have a daughter, Mr. Atlee, and at present sojourning in your own country.Lord Kilgobbin
One thing had helped this old man in all his travels and sojourning.Northern Lights
The thought of sojourning in town for a spell was not unpleasant to Bob Pierson.Saint's Progress
It took place in Tennessee, where I was for a while sojourning.The Hunters' Feast
- a temporary stay
- (intr) to stay or reside temporarily
Word Origin for sojourn
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.)).