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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.
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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
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(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.
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 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.
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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'.

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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
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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"
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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]
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1. To make or go on a journey:
Idiom: hit the road.
2. To move along a particular course:
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رِحْلَةٌسَفْرَه، رِحْلَهيُسافِر
yolculukyolculuk/seyahat etmekseyahat
hành trình


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
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[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
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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
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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
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(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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رِحْلَةٌ cesta rejse Reise ταξίδι trayecto matka trajet putovanje viaggio 旅行 여행 reis reise podróż jornada путешествие resa การเดินทาง yolculuk hành trình 旅行
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A LONG, lonely journey, with sadness in the heart; away from the familiar to the strange: that is a hard and dreary thing even to the rich, the strong, the instructed; a hard thing, even when we are called by duty, not urged by dread.
Two friends of my youth, with whom it would be hopeless to attempt competition, have described the star-strewn journey to the moon.
Crux?" asked the captain, growing impat ient, after mile on mile had been passed without a sign of reaching the journey's end.
However, I was terribly shaken and discomposed in this journey, though it was but of half an hour: for the horse went about forty feet at every step and trotted so high, that the agitation was equal to the rising and falling of a ship in a great storm, but much more frequent.
She, with her sister Spirits, built up a tomb of delicate, bright-colored shells, wherein the child might lie, till she should come to wake him into life; then, praying them to watch most faithfully above it, she said farewell, and floated bravely forth, on her long, unknown journey, far away.
On the road, hard galloping would be too slow for Kit; but, when they are drawing near their journey's end, he begs they may go more slowly, and, when the house appears in sight, that they may stop--only for a minute or two, to give him time to breathe.
"We should like to keep you with us, but if it is your wish to return to Kansas, I hope you will find a way." He then opened the gate of the outer wall, and they walked forth and started upon their journey.
And with that he prepared food for the journey, a string of deer's flesh for her to carry, and one for himself; and so they started.
But he stops; the private path by which we are to journey is, doubtless, at hand."
I now resolved to travel quite across to the sea-shore on that side; so, taking my gun, a hatchet, and my dog, and a larger quantity of powder and shot than usual, with two biscuit-cakes and a great bunch of raisins in my pouch for my store, I began my journey. When I had passed the vale where my bower stood, as above, I came within view of the sea to the west, and it being a very clear day, I fairly descried land - whether an island or a continent I could not tell; but it lay very high, extending from the W.
"And, if your journey had not been interrupted by these Indians, you would have reached New York on the morning of the 11th?"
"The Scarecrow is probably the wisest man in all Oz," remarked the Tin Woodman, when they had started upon their journey. "His brains are plentiful and of excellent quality, and often he has told me things I might never have thought of myself.

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