a journey, especially a long one, made to some sacred place as an act of religious devotion: a pilgrimage to Lourdes.
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.
Origin: 1200–50; Middle English pilegrimage
); replacing earlier pelrimage,
alteration of Old French pelerinage
excursion, tour. See trip1