sojourn


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so·journ

 (sō′jûrn′, sō-jûrn′)
intr.v. so·journed, so·journ·ing, so·journs
To reside temporarily: "His family had sojourned in New Jersey for one year only, and had then gone back to Michigan" (Jane Smiley).
n.
A temporary stay; a brief period of residence.

[Middle English sojournen, from Old French sojorner, from Vulgar Latin *subdiurnāre : Latin sub-, sub- + Late Latin diurnum, day (from Latin, daily ration, from neuter of diurnus, daily, from diēs, day; see dyeu- in Indo-European roots).]

so′journ′er n.

sojourn

(ˈsɒdʒɜːn; ˈsʌdʒ-)
n
a temporary stay
vb
(intr) to stay or reside temporarily
[C13: from Old French sojorner, from Vulgar Latin subdiurnāre (unattested) to spend a day, from Latin sub- during + Late Latin diurnum day]
ˈsojourner n

so•journ

(n. ˈsoʊ dʒɜrn; v. also soʊˈdʒɜrn)

n.
1. a temporary stay: a week's sojourn in Paris.
v.i.
2. to stay temporarily: We sojourned at the beach for a month.
[1200–50; < Old French sojorner to rest, stay < Vulgar Latin *subdiurnāre= Latin sub- sub- + -diurnāre, v. derivative of diurnus of a day; compare journey]
so′journ•er, n.

sojourn


Past participle: sojourned
Gerund: sojourning

Imperative
sojourn
sojourn
Present
I sojourn
you sojourn
he/she/it sojourns
we sojourn
you sojourn
they sojourn
Preterite
I sojourned
you sojourned
he/she/it sojourned
we sojourned
you sojourned
they sojourned
Present Continuous
I am sojourning
you are sojourning
he/she/it is sojourning
we are sojourning
you are sojourning
they are sojourning
Present Perfect
I have sojourned
you have sojourned
he/she/it has sojourned
we have sojourned
you have sojourned
they have sojourned
Past Continuous
I was sojourning
you were sojourning
he/she/it was sojourning
we were sojourning
you were sojourning
they were sojourning
Past Perfect
I had sojourned
you had sojourned
he/she/it had sojourned
we had sojourned
you had sojourned
they had sojourned
Future
I will sojourn
you will sojourn
he/she/it will sojourn
we will sojourn
you will sojourn
they will sojourn
Future Perfect
I will have sojourned
you will have sojourned
he/she/it will have sojourned
we will have sojourned
you will have sojourned
they will have sojourned
Future Continuous
I will be sojourning
you will be sojourning
he/she/it will be sojourning
we will be sojourning
you will be sojourning
they will be sojourning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sojourning
you have been sojourning
he/she/it has been sojourning
we have been sojourning
you have been sojourning
they have been sojourning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sojourning
you will have been sojourning
he/she/it will have been sojourning
we will have been sojourning
you will have been sojourning
they will have been sojourning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sojourning
you had been sojourning
he/she/it had been sojourning
we had been sojourning
you had been sojourning
they had been sojourning
Conditional
I would sojourn
you would sojourn
he/she/it would sojourn
we would sojourn
you would sojourn
they would sojourn
Past Conditional
I would have sojourned
you would have sojourned
he/she/it would have sojourned
we would have sojourned
you would have sojourned
they would have sojourned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sojourn - a temporary stay (e.g., as a guest)sojourn - a temporary stay (e.g., as a guest)
stay - continuing or remaining in a place or state; "they had a nice stay in Paris"; "a lengthy hospital stay"; "a four-month stay in bankruptcy court"
Verb1.sojourn - spend a certain length of time; reside temporarily
spend, pass - pass time in a specific way; "how are you spending your summer vacation?"

sojourn

(Literary)
noun stay, visit, stop, rest, stopover my first sojourn in Lhasa

sojourn

verb
To remain as a guest or lodger:
noun
A remaining in a place as a guest or lodger:
Translations

sojourn

[ˈsɒdʒɜːn]
A. Npermanencia f, estancia f
B. VIpermanecer, residir, morar; (for short time) → pasar una temporada

sojourn

[ˈsɒdʒɜːrn] nséjour m

sojourn

n (liter)Aufenthalt m; (= place)Aufenthaltsort m
vi(ver)weilen (liter) (→ in in +dat)

sojourn

[ˈsɒdʒɜːn] (liter)
1. nsoggiorno
2. visoggiornare
References in classic literature ?
Pontellier were contemplating a summer sojourn abroad, and that their handsome residence on Esplanade Street was undergoing sumptuous alterations, and would not be ready for occupancy until their return.
There is much fruitful soil uncultivated here," he said; "and, I may add, without the sinful leaven of self- commendation, that, since my short sojourn in these heathenish abodes, much good seed has been scattered by the wayside.
Truly, friend; and methinks it must gladden your heart, after your troubles and sojourn in the wilderness," said the townsman, "to find yourself at length in a land where iniquity is searched out and punished in the sight of rulers and people, as here in our godly New England.
One evening--with nothing to lead up or to prepare it-- I felt the cold touch of the impression that had breathed on me the night of my arrival and which, much lighter then, as I have mentioned, I should probably have made little of in memory had my subsequent sojourn been less agitated.
It is as if heaven had an especial band of angels, whose office it was to sojourn for a season here, and endear to them the wayward human heart, that they might bear it upward with them in their homeward flight.
I spent money rather too freely in those days, it is true; but one reason for it was that I hadn't got the proportions of things entirely adjusted, even yet, after so long a sojourn in Britain -- hadn't got along to where I was able to absolutely realize that a penny in Arthur's land and a couple of dollars in Connecticut were about one and the same thing: just twins, as you may say, in purchasing power.
You shall sojourn at Paris, Rome, and Naples: at Florence, Venice, and Vienna: all the ground I have wandered over shall be re-trodden by you: wherever I stamped my hoof, your sylph's foot shall step also.
Vanstone -- I match you with the blunt cordiality of an old-fashioned Englishman -- the ladies mingle together in harmonious variety, like flowers on the same bed -- and the result is a mutual interest in making our sojourn at the sea-side agreeable to each other.
And here it may be stated that on the eleventh day of his sojourn at the kraal of Zweete, those whom he sent returned with the oxen, except the three only.
Thee I re-visit now with bolder wing, Escap't the STYGIAN Pool, though long detain'd In that obscure sojourn, while in my flight Through utter and through middle darkness borne With other notes then to th' ORPHEAN Lyre I sung of CHAOS and ETERNAL NIGHT, Taught by the heav'nly Muse to venture down The dark descent, and up to reascend, Though hard and rare: thee I revisit safe, And feel thy sovran vital Lamp; but thou Revisit'st not these eyes, that rowle in vain To find thy piercing ray, and find no dawn; So thick a drop serene hath quencht thir Orbs, Or dim suffusion veild.
The sight of so many good-humoured faces (especially the blacks), the taste of the tropical fruits, and above all the lights that began to shine in the town made a most charming contrast to our dark and bloody sojourn on the island; and the doctor and the squire, taking me along with them, went ashore to pass the early part of the night.
But he never fell into the error of arresting his intellectual development by any formal acceptance of creed or system, or of mistaking, for a house in which to live, an inn that is but suitable for the sojourn of a night, or for a few hours of a night in which there are no stars and the moon is in travail.