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 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

Synonyms for voyage

1. cruise. See trip1. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for voyaging



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 voyaging



late 15c., from voyage (n.). Related: Voyaged; voyaging.



c.1300, from Old French veiage "travel, journey," from Late Latin viaticum "a journey" (in classical Latin "provisions for a journey"), noun use of neuter of viaticus "of or for a journey," from via "road, journey, travel."

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Idioms and Phrases with voyaging


see maiden voyage.

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