voyage

[voi-ij]
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noun
  1. a course of travel or passage, especially a long journey by water to a distant place.
  2. a passage through air or space, as a flight in an airplane or space vehicle.
  3. a journey or expedition from one place to another by land.
  4. Often voyages. journeys or travels as the subject of a written account, or the account itself: the voyages of Marco Polo.
  5. Obsolete. an enterprise or undertaking.
verb (used without object), voy·aged, voy·ag·ing.
  1. to make or take a voyage; travel; journey.
verb (used with object), voy·aged, voy·ag·ing.
  1. 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·ing.re·voy·age, noun, verb, re·voy·aged, re·voy·ag·ing.un·voy·ag·ing, adjective
Can be confusedvoyager voyageur

Synonyms for voyage

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1. cruise. See trip1.
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voyage

noun
  1. a journey, travel, or passage, esp one to a distant land or by sea or air
  2. obsolete an ambitious project
verb
  1. 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

voyage

v.

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

voyage

n.

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."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with voyaging

voyage

see maiden voyage.

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