[ voi-ij ]
/ ˈvɔɪ ɪdʒ /


verb (used without object), voy·aged, voy·ag·ing.

to make or take a voyage; travel; journey.

verb (used with object), voy·aged, voy·ag·ing.

to traverse by a voyage: to voyage the seven seas.

Origin of voyage

1250–1300; Middle English ve(i)age, viage, voyage < Anglo-French, Old French < Latin viāticum travel-money; see viaticum

Related forms

voy·ag·er, nounout·voy·age, verb (used with object), out·voy·aged, out·voy·ag··voy·age, noun, verb, re·voy·aged, re·voy·ag·ing.un·voy·ag·ing, adjective

Can be confused

voyager voyageur Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for voyage

British Dictionary definitions for voyage


/ (ˈvɔɪɪdʒ) /


a journey, travel, or passage, esp one to a distant land or by sea or air
obsolete an ambitious project


to travel over or traverse (something)we will voyage to Africa

Derived Forms

voyager, noun

Word Origin for voyage

C13: from Old French veiage, from Latin viāticum provision for travelling, from viāticus concerning a journey, from via a way
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Idioms and Phrases with voyage


see maiden voyage.

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