[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. vox humana,
  2. vox pop,
  3. vox populi,
  4. vox populi, vox dei,
  5. voxel,
  6. voyage charter,
  7. voyager,
  8. voyageur,
  9. voyageurs national park,
  10. voyeur

Origin of voyage

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

Related formsvoy·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 confusedvoyager voyageur Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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 Formsvoyager, 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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Word Origin and History for voyage
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Idioms and Phrases with voyage


see maiden voyage.

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