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ex·pe·di·tion

 (ĕk′spĭ-dĭsh′ən)
n.
1.
a. A journey, especially an arduous or hazardous one, undertaken with extensive planning and a definite objective: an expedition against the enemy stronghold; a scientific expedition to the South Pole.
b. The people undertaking such a journey, considered as a group.
2. An outing undertaken with a definite objective: a shopping expedition.
3. 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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From this island the latest expedition, sent by way of the great lakes to explore the sources of the Nile, had just set out.
Barth is a Hamburger, who obtained permission for himself and for his countryman Overweg to join the expedition of the Englishman Richardson.
The expedition consisted of 198 persons, including the mules; or 205, including the cows.
In point of numbers and spectacular effect, it was the most imposing expedition that had ever marched from Zermatt.
But one day the chance was lost forever, in so far as it could come in time to save his loved ones, for he was ordered away upon a long expedition to the ice-clad south, to make war upon the natives there and despoil them of their furs, for such is the manner of the green Barsoomian; he does not labor for what he can wrest in battle from others.
He was gone for four years, and when he returned all had been over for three; for about a year after his departure, and shortly before the time for the return of an expedition which had gone forth to fetch the fruits of a community incubator, the egg had hatched.
I'll be Tom scatted if I know," the great man replied, frankly; "you will have to ask the Scientist of the Expedition.
He is better equipped for a rough expedition of this sort than one would imagine at first sight.
The story was thence carried down to the end of the expedition under Polyneices, Adrastus and Amphiarus against Thebes.
This was the man whom his brother officers had nicknamed the Bear of the Expedition.
From those early impressions, the grand enterprise of the great fur companies, and the hazardous errantry of their associates in the wild parts of our vast continent, have always been themes of charmed interest to me; and I have felt anxious to get at the details of their adventurous expeditions among the savage tribes that peopled the depths of the wilderness.
Hunt, Ramsay Crooks, Robert Stuart, and other intrepid Astorians, in their ill-fated expeditions across the mountains, appeared for a time to check all further enterprise in that direction.