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journey

[jur-nee] /ˈdʒɜr ni/
noun, plural journeys.
1.
a traveling from one place to another, usually taking a rather long time; trip:
a six-day journey across the desert.
2.
a distance, course, or area traveled or suitable for traveling:
a desert journey.
3.
a period of travel:
a week's journey.
4.
passage or progress from one stage to another:
the journey to success.
verb (used without object), journeyed, journeying.
5.
to make a journey; travel.
Origin
1175-1225
1175-1225; Middle English journee day < Old French < Vulgar Latin *diurnāta a day's time, day's work, etc., equivalent to Latin diurn(us) daily + -āta, feminine of -ātus -ate1; see -ade1
Related forms
journeyer, noun
outjourney, verb (used with object), outjourneyed, outjourneying.
Synonyms
1. excursion, jaunt, tour. See trip1 . 5. roam, rove; peregrinate.
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Examples from the web for journeys
  • To gather the accounts of natural resources, means of communication, and statistics the author made many journeys.
  • The journal which he regularly kept and various of his tales and sketches bear witness to these journeys.
  • Railway and steamboat journeys were, of course, predestined through the ages as aids to the enjoyment of reading.
  • All well-to-do persons kept their own heavy carriages, and often used them for journeys no less than for pleasure drives.
  • We owe to our first journeys the discovery that place is nothing.
  • In his journeys from place to place he used to promise obedience to the brother whom he took with him for his companion.
  • Pack ponies are always a nuisance, though of course an inevitable one in making journeys through mountains or forests.
  • It's a seven-part series that takes you around the world to see the arduous journeys taken by some species.
  • Reward for our journeys came in the form of profound and gut-wrenching insights, palpable moments of learning.
  • Long journeys require human explorers to carry plenty of water.
British Dictionary definitions for journeys

journey

/ˈdʒɜːnɪ/
noun
1.
a travelling from one place to another; trip or voyage
2.
  1. the distance travelled in a journey
  2. the time taken to make a journey
verb
3.
(intransitive) to make a journey
Derived Forms
journeyer, noun
Word Origin
C13: from Old French journee a day, a day's travelling, from Latin diurnum day's portion; see diurnal
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Word Origin and History for journeys

journey

n.

c.1200, "a defined course of traveling; one's path in life," from Old French journee "day's work or travel" (12c.), from Vulgar Latin diurnum "day," noun use of neuter of Latin diurnus "of one day" (see diurnal). Meaning "act of traveling by land or sea" is c.1300. In Middle English it also meant "a day" (c.1400); a day's work (mid-14c.); "distance traveled in one day" (mid-13c.), and as recently as Johnson (1755) the primary sense was still "the travel of a day."

v.

mid-14c., "travel from one place to another," from Anglo-French journeyer, Old French journoier, from journee (see journey (n.)). Related: Journeyed; journeying.

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journeys in the Bible

(1.) A day's journey in the East is from 16 to 20 miles (Num. 11:31). (2.) A Sabbath-day's journey is 2,000 paces or yards from the city walls (Acts 1:12). According to Jewish tradition, it was the distance one might travel without violating the law of Ex. 16:29. (See SABBATH.)

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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