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ex·pe·di·tion

 (ĕk′spĭ-dĭsh′ən)
n.
1.
a. A journey undertaken by a group of people with a definite objective: an expedition against the enemy stronghold; a scientific expedition to the South Pole.
b. The group undertaking such a journey.
2. Speed or promptness in performance. See Synonyms at haste.

[Middle English expedicioun, military campaign, from Old French expedition, from Latin expedītiō, expedītiōn-, from expedītus, past participle of expedīre, to make ready; see expedite.]

expedition

(ˌɛkspɪˈdɪʃən)
n
1. an organized journey or voyage for a specific purpose, esp for exploration or for a scientific or military purpose
2. the people and equipment comprising an expedition
3. a pleasure trip; excursion
4. promptness in acting; dispatch
[C15: from Latin expedītiō, from expedīre to prepare, expedite]

ex•pe•di•tion

(ˌɛk spɪˈdɪʃ ən)

n.
1. a journey or voyage made for a specific purpose, as exploration.
2. the group of persons or vehicles engaged in such an activity.
3. promptness or speed in accomplishing something.
[1400–50]

expedition

A military operation conducted by an armed force to accomplish a specific objective in a foreign country.

Expedition

 a body of persons, or a fleet, sent out for a specific purpose, 1693; an expeditionary force.
Example: a polar expedition.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.expedition - a military campaign designed to achieve a specific objective in a foreign countryexpedition - a military campaign designed to achieve a specific objective in a foreign country
military campaign, campaign - several related operations aimed at achieving a particular goal (usually within geographical and temporal constraints)
Crusade - any of the more or less continuous military expeditions in the 11th to 13th centuries when Christian powers of Europe tried to recapture the Holy Land from the Muslims
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
2.expedition - an organized group of people undertaking a journey for a particular purposeexpedition - an organized group of people undertaking a journey for a particular purpose; "an expedition was sent to explore Mars"
working group, working party - a group of people working together temporarily until some goal is achieved; "the working group was supposed to report back in two weeks"
3.expedition - a journey organized for a particular purposeexpedition - a journey organized for a particular purpose
journey, journeying - the act of traveling from one place to another
scouting trip - an expedition undertaken to gain information
hunting expedition, safari, campaign - an overland journey by hunters (especially in Africa)
exploration, geographic expedition - to travel for the purpose of discovery
4.expedition - a journey taken for pleasureexpedition - a journey taken for pleasure; "many summer excursions to the shore"; "it was merely a pleasure trip"; "after cautious sashays into the field"
journey, journeying - the act of traveling from one place to another
airing - a short excursion (a walk or ride) in the open air; "he took the dogs for an airing"
field trip - a group excursion (to a museum or the woods or some historic place) for firsthand examination
5.expedition - the property of being prompt and efficient; "it was done with dispatch"
celerity, rapidity, rapidness, speediness, quickness - a rate that is rapid

expedition

noun
1. journey, exploration, mission, voyage, tour, enterprise, undertaking, quest, trek Byrd's 1928 expedition to Antarctica
2. team, crew, party, group, company, travellers, explorers, voyagers, wayfarers Forty-three members of the expedition were killed.
3. trip, tour, outing, excursion, jaunt, awayday We went on a shopping expedition.

expedition

noun
1. A journey undertaken with a specific objective:
Translations
رِحْلَةرِحْلَه اسْتِكْشافِيَّه، حَمْلَهفِرْقَه اسْتِكشافِيَّه
expedice
ekspedition
tutkimusretki
ekspedicija
expedíció
leiîangur
探検
탐험
ekspedicijaekspedicinis
ekspedīcija
expedícia
odprava
expedition
การเดินทาง
keşif gezisisefersefer heyeti
cuộc thám hiểm

expedition

[ˌekspɪˈdɪʃən] Nexpedición f
to go on a fishing/hunting expeditionir de pesca/caza, hacer una expedición de pesca/caza
to go on a shopping expeditionir de compras or de tiendas

expedition

[ˌɛkspɪˈdɪʃən] nexpédition f
an expedition to → une expédition à
a shopping expedition → une tournée des magasinsexpeditionary force [ˌɛkspɪdɪʃənəriˈfɔːrs] ncorps m expéditionnaire

expedition

n
Expedition f; (Mil) → Feldzug m; shopping expeditionEinkaufstour f; to go on an expeditionauf (eine) Expedition or Forschungsreise gehen; to go on a shopping expeditioneine Einkaufstour machen
no pl (old, form, = speed) → Eile f; with expeditioneilends (old, form)

expedition

[ˌɛkspɪˈdɪʃn] nspedizione f

expedition

(ekspiˈdiʃən) noun
1. an organized journey with a purpose. an expedition to the South Pole.
2. a group making such a journey. He was a member of the expedition which climbed Mount Everest.
expeˈditionary adjective
(especially of troops) forming, or sent on, an expedition eg to fight abroad.

expedition

رِحْلَة expedice ekspedition Expedition εξερευνητική αποστολή expedición tutkimusretki expédition ekspedicija spedizione 探検 탐험 expeditie ekspedisjon wyprawa expedição экспедиция expedition การเดินทาง keşif gezisi cuộc thám hiểm 远征
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Peeping through the meshes of the hammock, he saw the Marches coming out, as if bound on some expedition.
The article seems to be written with an idea of interesting scientists and research societies, so that they will raise money to conduct a searching expedition.
An Indian never starts on such an expedition without smoking over his council-fire; and, though a man of white blood, I honor their customs in this particular, seeing that they are deliberate and wise.
We proceeded with all possible expedition until we came within fifteen miles of where Boonsborough now stands, and where we were fired upon by a party of Indians that killed two, and wounded two of our number; yet, although surprised and taken at a disadvantage, we stood our ground.
It offered an admirable opportunity for a shopping expedition, a change of scene, and a peaceful solution of their perplexing and anomalous social relations with Devil's Ford.
As they proceeded on their strange expedition, she now and then cast a look sidelong at Clifford, and could not but observe that he was possessed and swayed by a powerful excitement.
It must always be done at night, so that Jurgis could go along; and even if it were only a pepper cruet, or half a dozen glasses for ten cents, that was enough for an expedition.
The worthy pastor of the station, in Amherstberg, where George had first landed, was so much interested in the statements of Madame de Thoux and Cassy, that he yielded to the solicitations of the former, to accompany them to Montreal, in their search,--she bearing all the expense of the expedition.
My expedition was all the talk that day and that night, and the boys were very good to me, and made much of me, and seemed to have forgotten their vexa- tion and disappointment, and come to be as anxious for me to hive those ogres and set those ripe old vir- gins loose as if it were themselves that had the con- tract.
I was with the Philadelphia Institute expedition in the Bad Lands under Professor Cope, hunting mastodon bones, and I overheard him say, his own self, that any plantigrade circumflex vertebrate bacterium that hadn't wings and was uncertain was a reptile.
I instructed him to go to Hospenthal as quickly as possible, and make his grand start from there; to extend his foot expedition as far as the Giesbach fall, and return to me from thence by diligence or mule.
They lay around in the shade, after breakfast, while Huck had a smoke, and then went off through the woods on an exploring expedition.