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[jur-nee] /ˈdʒɜr ni/
noun, plural journeys.
a traveling from one place to another, usually taking a rather long time; trip:
a six-day journey across the desert.
a distance, course, or area traveled or suitable for traveling:
a desert journey.
a period of travel:
a week's journey.
passage or progress from one stage to another:
the journey to success.
verb (used without object), journeyed, journeying.
to make a journey; travel.
Origin of journey
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.
1. excursion, jaunt, tour. See trip1 . 5. roam, rove; peregrinate. Unabridged
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  • The dying man could not answer, but that moment, as he journeyed forth on the Far Trail, he held Sherburne's hand.

    Romany of the Snows Gilbert Parker
  • In this lovable mystery we journeyed all the rest of that morning.

    The Forest Stewart Edward White
  • Wherever he journeyed he was received with honor, for it was now widely known that he had invented the new art of printing.

    Historic Inventions Rupert S. Holland
  • When they had asked him where he had journeyed, "Far, far," was all he would reply.

    Murder Point Coningsby Dawson
  • Almost at right angles a road branched which plainly was traveled as frequently as the one over which he had journeyed.

    The Young Sharpshooter at Antietam Everett T. Tomlinson
British Dictionary definitions for journeyed


a travelling from one place to another; trip or voyage
  1. the distance travelled in a journey
  2. the time taken to make a journey
(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 journeyed



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."


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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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journeyed 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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