Journey Jour"ney, n.; pl. {Journeys}. [OE. jornee, journee, prop., a day's journey, OF. jorn['e]e, jurn['e]e, a day, a day's work of journey, F. journ['e]e, fr. OF. jorn, jurn, jor a day, F. jour, fr. L. diurnus. See {Journal}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The travel or work of a day. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

We have yet large day, for scarce the sun Hath finished half his journey. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Travel or passage from one place to another, especially one covering a large distance or taking a long time. [1913 Webster]

The good man . . . is gone a long journey. --Prov. vii. 19. [1913 Webster]

3. Hence: [figurative], A passage through life, or a passage through any significant experience, or from one state to another. [1913 Webster +PJC]

We must all have the same journey's end. --Bp. Stillingfleet.

4. The distance that is traveled in a journey[2], or the time taken to complete a journey[2]; as, it's a two-day journey from the oasis into Cairo by camel; from Mecca to Samarkand is quite a journey. [PJC]

Syn: Tour; excursion; trip; expedition; pilgrimage; jaunt.

Usage: {Journey}, {Tour}, {Excursion}, {Pilgrimage}. The word journey suggests the idea of a somewhat prolonged traveling for a specific object, leading a person to pass directly from one point to another. In a tour, we take a roundabout course from place to place, more commonly for pleasure, though sometimes on business. An excursion is usually a brief tour or trip for pleasure, health, etc. In a pilgrimage we travel to a place hallowed by our religions affections, or by some train of sacred or tender associations. A journey on important business; the tour of Europe; an excursion to the lakes; a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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