- a course of travel or passage, especially a long journey by water to a distant place.
- a passage through air or space, as a flight in an airplane or space vehicle.
- a journey or expedition from one place to another by land.
- Often voyages. journeys or travels as the subject of a written account, or the account itself: the voyages of Marco Polo.
- Obsolete. an enterprise or undertaking.
- to make or take a voyage; travel; journey.
- to traverse by a voyage: to voyage the seven seas.
Origin of voyage
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Related Wordsroving, itinerant, development, evolution, shift, move, flow, exercise, act, action, progress, operation, change, migration, exploration, shipping, boating, trek, driving, ride
Examples from the Web for voyaging
For it is a month's voyaging from San Francisco to China—or, at least, was then.Herbert Hoover
He knew nothing of the great river on which they were voyaging.
I have alluded to the distresses of winter voyaging to Skye.Literary Tours in The Highlands and Islands of Scotland
Daniel Turner Holmes
It looks as though the Falcon had reached the end of her voyaging at last.Darry the Life Saver
Frank V. Webster
The loss of the Jean on Ealan Dubh had sundered him for ever from his life of voyaging.Gilian The Dreamer
- 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
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."
Idioms and Phrases with voyaging
see maiden voyage.