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[voi-uh-jer] /ˈvɔɪ ə dʒər/
one of a series of U.S. space probes that obtained scientific information while flying by the planets Jupiter, Saturn, and Uranus.


[voi-ij] /ˈvɔɪ ɪdʒ/
a course of travel or passage, especially a long journey by water to a distant place.
a passage through air or space, as a flight in an airplane or space vehicle.
a journey or expedition from one place to another by land.
Often, voyages. journeys or travels as the subject of a written account, or the account itself:
the voyages of Marco Polo.
Obsolete. an enterprise or undertaking.
verb (used without object), voyaged, voyaging.
to make or take a voyage; travel; journey.
verb (used with object), voyaged, voyaging.
to traverse by a voyage:
to voyage the seven seas.
Origin of voyage
1250-1300; Middle English ve(i)age, viage, voyage < Anglo-French, Old French < Latin viāticum travel-money; see viaticum
Related forms
voyager, noun
outvoyage, verb (used with object), outvoyaged, outvoyaging.
revoyage, noun, verb, revoyaged, revoyaging.
unvoyaging, adjective
Can be confused
voyager, voyageur.
1. cruise. See trip1 . Unabridged
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  • Shipwreck would be disastrous to Balboa and his people as well as to the voyagers.

  • At this intelligence, all the voyagers were greatly affrighted.

    Tanglewood Tales Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • In return, the king entertained the voyagers with a dramatic performance, in which his sister took a part.

    Captain Cook W.H.G. Kingston
  • Now, who do you imagine these two voyagers turned out to be?

    Tanglewood Tales Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • The small party of voyagers crouched behind the funnel, and were well out of the water's way.

    The Galaxy Various
  • So I took my son and came here with other voyagers to your colony of New Amsterdam.

    The New Land Elma Ehrlich Levinger
  • From here on was through beautiful little lakes, and the voyagers rigged blanket sails on the big canoes, while we towed behind.

    Crooked Trails Frederic Remington
  • We have unfortunately no time to accompany the voyagers on their slow journey.

    From Pole to Pole Sven Anders Hedin
British Dictionary definitions for voyagers


a journey, travel, or passage, esp one to a distant land or by sea or air
(obsolete) an ambitious project
to travel over or traverse (something): we will voyage to Africa
Derived Forms
voyager, noun
Word Origin
C13: from Old French veiage, from Latin viāticum provision for travelling, from viāticus concerning a journey, from via a way


either of two US spacecraft that studied the outer solar system; Voyager 1 visited Jupiter (1979) and Saturn (1980), Voyager 2 visited Jupiter (1979) and Saturn (1981) and made the first flyby of Uranus (1986) and Neptune (1989)
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Word Origin and History for voyagers



c.1300, from Old French veiage "travel, journey," from Late Latin viaticum "a journey" (in classical Latin "provisions for a journey"), noun use of neuter of viaticus "of or for a journey," from via "road, journey, travel."


late 15c., from voyage (n.). Related: Voyaged; voyaging.

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