pilgrimage

[pil-gruh-mij]
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.
a.
the Pilgrimage, hajj.
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:
1200–50; Middle English pilegrimage (see pilgrim, -age); replacing earlier pelrimage, alteration of Old French pelerinage


3. excursion, tour. See trip1.
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pilgrimage (ˈpɪlɡrɪmɪdʒ)
 
n
1.  a journey to a shrine or other sacred place
2.  a journey or long search made for exalted or sentimental reasons
 
vb
3.  (intr) to make a pilgrimage

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pilgrimage
mid-13c., pelrimage; see pilgrim.
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Example sentences
One of the main reasons people traveled in that period, he explained, was to
  take religious pilgrimages.
Books on sacred sites and pilgrimage have bounced back after a couple of slim
  seasons.
It has something to do with pilgrimage, the hushed aura of sacredness.
The pilgrimage is the opportunity for personal growth and inner change.
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