journeyer

journey

[jur-nee]
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; 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

journeyer, noun
outjourney, verb (used with object), outjourneyed, outjourneying.


1. excursion, jaunt, tour. See trip1. 5. roam, rove; peregrinate.
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journey (ˈdʒɜːnɪ)
 
n
1.  a travelling from one place to another; trip or voyage
2.  a.  the distance travelled in a journey
 b.  the time taken to make a journey
 
vb
3.  (intr) to make a journey
 
[C13: from Old French journee a day, a day's travelling, from Latin diurnum day's portion; see diurnal]
 
'journeyer
 
n

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journey
early 13c., "a defined course of traveling," from O.Fr. journée "day's work or travel," from V.L. diurnum "day," noun use of neut. of L. diurnus "of one day" (see diurnal). As recently as Johnson (1755) the primary sense was still "the travel of a day." The verb is
from early 14c. Journeyman (early 15c.), "one who works by day," preserves the etymological sense. Its Amer.Eng. colloquial shortening jour (adj.) is attested from 1835.
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Journey definition


(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.)

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