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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.journeying - the act of traveling from one place to anotherjourneying - 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"
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Even so," replied the stranger, making diligent use of his triangular castor, to produce a circulation in the close air of the woods, and leaving his hearers in doubt to which of the young man's questions he responded; when, however, he had cooled his face, and recovered his breath, he continued, "I hear you are riding to William Henry; as I am journeying thitherward myself, I concluded good company would seem consistent to the wishes of both parties.
I was not going there: we were journeying to hear the famous Jabez Branderham preach, from the text - 'Seventy Times Seven;' and either Joseph, the preacher, or I had committed the 'First of the Seventy-First,' and were to be publicly exposed and excommunicated.
I see myself, with Agnes at my side, journeying along the road of life.
Surely it shall be so, my sister," answered Umslopogaas, "and yet the way is long and many dangers lie in the path of a maid journeying alone, without food or shelter," and as he spoke Umslopogaas thought of Zinita his wife, for he guessed that she would not love Nada, although she was only his sister.
I stayed some days at this charming old inn, for Amaryllis--oh, yes, you may be sure her name was Amaryllis--had not betrayed me; and indeed she may have some share in my retrospect of the inn as one of the most delightful which I encountered anywhere in my journeying.