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pilgrimage

[pil-gruh-mij] /ˈpɪl grə mɪdʒ/
noun
1.
a journey, especially a long one, made to some sacred place as an act of religious devotion:
a pilgrimage to Lourdes.
2.
Islam.
  1. the Pilgrimage, hajj.
  2. ʿumrah.
3.
any long journey, especially one undertaken as a quest or for a votive purpose, as to pay homage:
a pilgrimage to the grave of Shakespeare.
verb (used without object), pilgrimaged, pilgrimaging.
4.
to make a pilgrimage.
Origin
1200-1250
1200-50; Middle English pilegrimage (see pilgrim, -age); replacing earlier pelrimage, alteration of Old French pelerinage
Synonyms
3. excursion, tour. See trip1 .
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British Dictionary definitions for pilgrimaging

pilgrimage

/ˈpɪlɡrɪmɪdʒ/
noun
1.
a journey to a shrine or other sacred place
2.
a journey or long search made for exalted or sentimental reasons
verb
3.
(intransitive) to make a pilgrimage
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Word Origin and History for pilgrimaging

pilgrimage

n.

late 13c., pelrimage; from pilgrim + -age and also from Old French pelrimage, pelerinage "pilgrimage, distant journey, crusade," from peleriner "to go on a pilgrimage." Modern spelling from early 14c.

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