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n. pl. jour·neys
a. The act of traveling from one place to another, especially when involving a considerable distance; a trip.
b. A distance to be traveled or the time required for a trip: a 2,000-mile journey to the Pacific; the three-day journey home.
2. A process or course likened to traveling, such as a series of trying experiences; a passage: the journey from addiction to recovery.
v. jour·neyed, jour·ney·ing, jour·neys
To make a journey; travel.
To travel over or through.

[Middle English journei, day, day's travel, journey, from Old French jornee, from Vulgar Latin *diurnāta, from Late Latin diurnum, day, from neuter of Latin diurnus, of a day, from diēs, day; see diary.]

jour′ney·er n.


1. a travelling from one place to another; trip or voyage
a. the distance travelled in a journey
b. the time taken to make a journey
(intr) to make a journey
[C13: from Old French journee a day, a day's travelling, from Latin diurnum day's portion; see diurnal]
ˈjourneyer n


(ˈdʒɜr ni)

n., pl. -neys,
v. n.
1. a traveling from one place to another, usu. taking a rather long time; trip.
2. a distance or course traveled.
3. a period of travel.
4. passage or progress from one stage to another: the journey to success.
5. to make a journey; travel.
[1175–1225; Middle English journee day < Old French < Vulgar Latin *diurnāta a day's time, day's work]
jour′ney•er, n.


 a load or amount carried on one journey; a batch minted together; a military expedition; a meeting held on a particular day for public business; a diet; 720 ounces or 2,000 gold coins.
Examples: journey of coins; of corn, 1859; of silver; of spurs, 1529.


1. 'journey'

A journey is the process of travelling from one place to another by land, air, or sea.

There is a direct train from London Paddington to Penzance. The journey takes around 5 hours.
This service will save thousands of long-distance lorry journeys on Britain's roads.
2. 'trip'

A trip is the process of travelling from one place to another, staying there, usually for a short time, and coming back again.

Lucy is away on a business trip to Milan.
They went on a day trip to the seaside.
3. 'voyage'

A voyage is a long journey from one place to another in a ship or spacecraft.

The ship's voyage is over.
...the voyage to the moon in 1972.
4. 'excursion'

An excursion is a short trip made either as a tourist or in order to do a particular thing.

The tourist office organizes excursions to the palace.
5. verbs used with 'journey', 'trip', 'voyage' and 'excursion'

You make or go on a journey.

He made the long journey to India.

You take or go on a trip.

We took a bus trip to Manchester.

You make a voyage.

The ship made the 4,000-kilometre voyage across the Atlantic.

You go on an excursion.

Students went on an excursion to the Natural History Museum.

Be Careful!
Don't use 'do' with any of these words. Don't say, for example, 'We did a bus trip'.


Past participle: journeyed
Gerund: journeying

I journey
you journey
he/she/it journeys
we journey
you journey
they journey
I journeyed
you journeyed
he/she/it journeyed
we journeyed
you journeyed
they journeyed
Present Continuous
I am journeying
you are journeying
he/she/it is journeying
we are journeying
you are journeying
they are journeying
Present Perfect
I have journeyed
you have journeyed
he/she/it has journeyed
we have journeyed
you have journeyed
they have journeyed
Past Continuous
I was journeying
you were journeying
he/she/it was journeying
we were journeying
you were journeying
they were journeying
Past Perfect
I had journeyed
you had journeyed
he/she/it had journeyed
we had journeyed
you had journeyed
they had journeyed
I will journey
you will journey
he/she/it will journey
we will journey
you will journey
they will journey
Future Perfect
I will have journeyed
you will have journeyed
he/she/it will have journeyed
we will have journeyed
you will have journeyed
they will have journeyed
Future Continuous
I will be journeying
you will be journeying
he/she/it will be journeying
we will be journeying
you will be journeying
they will be journeying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been journeying
you have been journeying
he/she/it has been journeying
we have been journeying
you have been journeying
they have been journeying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been journeying
you will have been journeying
he/she/it will have been journeying
we will have been journeying
you will have been journeying
they will have been journeying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been journeying
you had been journeying
he/she/it had been journeying
we had been journeying
you had been journeying
they had been journeying
I would journey
you would journey
he/she/it would journey
we would journey
you would journey
they would journey
Past Conditional
I would have journeyed
you would have journeyed
he/she/it would have journeyed
we would have journeyed
you would have journeyed
they would have journeyed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.journey - the act of traveling from one place to anotherjourney - the act of traveling from one place to another
travel, traveling, travelling - the act of going from one place to another; "he enjoyed selling but he hated the travel"
stage, leg - a section or portion of a journey or course; "then we embarked on the second stage of our Caribbean cruise"
commute - a regular journey of some distance to and from your place of work; "there is standing room only on the high-speed commute"
ride, drive - a journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile); "he took the family for a drive in his new car"
long haul - a journey over a long distance; "it's a long haul from New York to Los Angeles"
mush - a journey by dogsled
odyssey - a long wandering and eventful journey
trip - a journey for some purpose (usually including the return); "he took a trip to the shopping center"
transit, passage - a journey usually by ship; "the outward passage took 10 days"
expedition - a journey organized for a particular purpose
excursion, digression - wandering from the main path of a journey
schlep, shlep - a tedious or difficult journey
trek - a journey by ox wagon (especially an organized migration by a group of settlers)
tour, circuit - a journey or route all the way around a particular place or area; "they took an extended tour of Europe"; "we took a quick circuit of the park"; "a ten-day coach circuit of the island"
pilgrimage, pilgrim's journey - a journey to a sacred place
excursion, jaunt, outing, pleasure trip, junket, sashay, expedition - a journey taken for pleasure; "many summer excursions to the shore"; "it was merely a pleasure trip"; "after cautious sashays into the field"
voyage - a journey to some distant place
way - a journey or passage; "they are on the way"
Verb1.journey - undertake a journey or tripjourney - undertake a journey or trip    
jaunt, travel, trip - make a trip for pleasure
tour - make a tour of a certain place; "We toured the Provence this summer"
globe-trot - travel all over the world for pleasure and sightseeing
sledge - ride in or travel with a sledge; "the antarctic expedition sledged along the coastline"; "The children sledged all day by the lake"
navigate, voyage, sail - travel on water propelled by wind or by other means; "The QE2 will sail to Southampton tomorrow"
journey, travel - travel upon or across; "travel the oceans"
trek - make a long and difficult journey; "They trekked towards the North Pole with sleds and skis"
trek - journey on foot, especially in the mountains; "We spent the summer trekking in the foothills of the Himalayas"
2.journey - travel upon or acrossjourney - travel upon or across; "travel the oceans"
go, locomote, move, travel - change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"
journey, travel - undertake a journey or trip
sail - traverse or travel on (a body of water); "We sailed the Atlantic"; "He sailed the Pacific all alone"
ship - travel by ship
ride - ride over, along, or through; "Ride the freeways of California"
fly - travel over (an area of land or sea) in an aircraft; "Lindbergh was the first to fly the Atlantic"
cruise - drive around aimlessly but ostentatiously and at leisure; "She cruised the neighborhood in her new convertible"


1. trip, drive, tour, flight, excursion, progress, cruise, passage, trek, outing, expedition, voyage, ramble, jaunt, peregrination, travel a journey from Manchester to Plymouth
2. progress, passage, voyage, pilgrimage, odyssey My films try to describe a journey of discovery.
1. travel, go, move, walk, fly, range, cross, tour, progress, proceed, fare, wander, trek, voyage, roam, ramble, traverse, rove, wend, go walkabout (Austral.), peregrinate She has journeyed on horseback through Africa and Turkey.
"A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step" [Lao-tze Tao Te Ching]
"A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it" [John Steinbeck Travels With Charley]
"Whenever I prepare for a journey I prepare as though for death. Should I never return, all is in order" [Katherine Mansfield]


1. To make or go on a journey:
Idiom: hit the road.
2. To move along a particular course:
رِحْلَةٌسَفْرَه، رِحْلَهيُسافِر
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A. N (= trip) → viaje m; (= distance) → trayecto m, tramo m (LAm)
Scott's journey to the Polela expedición de Scott al Polo
the capsule's journey through spaceel trayecto de la cápsula por el espacio
have you much journey left?¿le queda mucho camino?
to break one's journeyhacer una parada
to reach one's journey's endllegar al final de su viaje, llegar a su destino
at journey's endal fin del viaje
to be on a journeyestar de viaje
to go on a journeyhacer un viaje
to send sb on a journeyenviar a algn de viaje
the outward journeyel viaje de ida
pleasant journey!¡buen viaje!
the return journeyel viaje de vuelta
B. VIviajar


[traveller] → voyage m
I don't like long journeys → Je n'aime pas les longs voyages.
to go on a journey → faire un voyage
a 5-hour journey → un voyage de 5 heures
the journey back → le retour
[worker, school student] (= distance covered in bus, car, train) → trajet m
The journey to school takes about half an hour → Il y a une demi-heure de trajet pour aller à l'école.
a three-hour journey there and a three-hour journey back → un trajet de trois heures pour s'y rendre et un autre trajet de trois heures pour revenir
a bus journey → un trajet en autobus
the journey home (from school, work)le retour
to journey southwards → voyager vers le sud journey timejourney time ndurée f du trajet


nReise f; (by car, train etc also) → Fahrt f; to go on a journeyeine Reise machen, verreisen; they have gone on a journeysie sind verreist; to set out on one’s journeyabreisen; to set out on a journeyeine Reise antreten; it’s a journey of 50 miles or a 50-mile journeyes liegt 50 Meilen entfernt; from X to Y is a journey of 50 miles/two hourses sind 50 Meilen/zwei Stunden (Fahrt) von X nach Y; a two-day journeyeine Zweitagereise; it’s a two-day journey to get to … from hereman braucht zwei Tage, um von hier nach … zu kommen; a bus/train journeyeine Bus-/Zugfahrt; the journey homedie Heimreise, die Heimfahrt; he has quite a journey to get to worker muss ziemlich weit fahren, um zur Arbeit zu kommen; to reach one’s journey’s end (liter)am Ziel der Reise angelangt sein; his journey through lifesein Lebensweg m; a journey of discoveryeine Entdeckungsreise
vireisen; to journey onweiterreisen


1. n (trip) → viaggio; (distance, time) → tragitto
a 5-hour journey → un viaggio or un tragitto di 5 ore
to reach one's journey's end (liter) → giungere a destinazione
the outward/return journey → il viaggio di andata/di ritorno
the journey there and back → il viaggio di andata e ritorno
2. viviaggiare


(ˈdʒəːni) noun
a distance travelled, especially over land; an act of travelling. By train, it is a two-hour journey from here to the coast; I'm going on a long journey.
to travel.


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She knew it very well, for it was that beautiful old story of the best life ever lived, and Jo felt that it was a true guidebook for any pilgrim going on a long journey.
He will tell me what place David is to take in life and when he shall set out on his journey.
cried Ned Newton gaily, as he got into one of the several tree canoes provided for the transportation of the party up the Chamelecon river, for the first stage of their journey into the wilds of Honduras.
I FIRST HEARD OF Antonia on what seemed to me an interminable journey across the great midland plain of North America.
All along the journey homeward their presence lingered with her like the memory of a delicious song.
There are fashionable and well-attended watering-places at and near the spring where Hawkeye halted to drink, and roads traverse the forests where he and his friends were compelled to journey without even a path.
We proceeded successfully, and after a long and fatiguing journey through a mountainous wilderness, in a westward direction, on the seventh day of June following, we found ourselves on Red-River, where John Finley had formerly been trading with the Indians, and, from the top of an eminence, saw with pleasure the beautiful level of Kentucke.
It was so feeble and inconsistent a culmination to the beautiful scenery they had passed through, so hopeless and imbecile a conclusion to the preparation of that long picturesque journey, with its glimpses of sylvan and pastoral glades and canyons, that, as the coach swept down the last incline, and the remorseless monotony of the dead level spread out before them, furrowed by ditches and indented by pits, under cover of shielding their cheeks from the impalpable dust that rose beneath the plunging wheels, they buried their faces in their handkerchiefs, to hide a few half-hysterical tears.
After a very brief inspection of his face, it was easy to conceive that his footstep must necessarily be such an one as that which, slowly and with as indefinite an aim as a child's first journey across a floor, had just brought him hitherward.
Measured by the prisoner's experience, however, it might be reckoned a journey of some length; for haughty as her demeanour was, she perchance underwent an agony from every footstep of those that thronged to see her, as if her heart had been flung into the street for them all to spurn and trample upon.
In ten minutes more Captain Wragge had him in safe custody, and the horses started on their return journey.
Two friends of my youth, with whom it would be hopeless to attempt competition, have described the star-strewn journey to the moon.

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