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1. A long journey to a foreign or distant place, especially by sea.
a. often voyages The events of a journey of exploration or discovery considered as material for a narrative.
b. Such a narrative.
v. voy·aged, voy·ag·ing, voy·ag·es
To make a voyage.
To sail across; traverse: voyaged the western ocean.

[Middle English, from Old French veyage, from Late Latin viāticum, a journey, from Latin, provisions for a journey, from neuter of viāticus, of a journey, from via, road; see wegh- in Indo-European roots.]

voy′ag·er n.
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1. a journey, travel, or passage, esp one to a distant land or by sea or air
2. obsolete an ambitious project
to travel over or traverse (something): we will voyage to Africa.
[C13: from Old French veiage, from Latin viāticum provision for travelling, from viāticus concerning a journey, from via a way]
ˈvoyager n
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(ˈvɔɪ ɪdʒ)

n., v. -aged, -ag•ing. n.
1. a course of travel or passage, esp. a long journey by water to a distant place.
2. a passage or journey through air or space.
3. a journey or expedition by land.
4. Often, voyages. journeys or travels as the subject of a written account, or the account itself.
5. Obs. an enterprise or undertaking.
6. to make or take a voyage; travel; journey.
7. to traverse by a voyage.
[1250–1300; Middle English ve(i)age, viage, voyage < Anglo-French, Old French < Latin viāticum travel-money; see viaticum]
voy′ag•er, n.
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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: voyaged
Gerund: voyaging

I voyage
you voyage
he/she/it voyages
we voyage
you voyage
they voyage
I voyaged
you voyaged
he/she/it voyaged
we voyaged
you voyaged
they voyaged
Present Continuous
I am voyaging
you are voyaging
he/she/it is voyaging
we are voyaging
you are voyaging
they are voyaging
Present Perfect
I have voyaged
you have voyaged
he/she/it has voyaged
we have voyaged
you have voyaged
they have voyaged
Past Continuous
I was voyaging
you were voyaging
he/she/it was voyaging
we were voyaging
you were voyaging
they were voyaging
Past Perfect
I had voyaged
you had voyaged
he/she/it had voyaged
we had voyaged
you had voyaged
they had voyaged
I will voyage
you will voyage
he/she/it will voyage
we will voyage
you will voyage
they will voyage
Future Perfect
I will have voyaged
you will have voyaged
he/she/it will have voyaged
we will have voyaged
you will have voyaged
they will have voyaged
Future Continuous
I will be voyaging
you will be voyaging
he/she/it will be voyaging
we will be voyaging
you will be voyaging
they will be voyaging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been voyaging
you have been voyaging
he/she/it has been voyaging
we have been voyaging
you have been voyaging
they have been voyaging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been voyaging
you will have been voyaging
he/she/it will have been voyaging
we will have been voyaging
you will have been voyaging
they will have been voyaging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been voyaging
you had been voyaging
he/she/it had been voyaging
we had been voyaging
you had been voyaging
they had been voyaging
I would voyage
you would voyage
he/she/it would voyage
we would voyage
you would voyage
they would voyage
Past Conditional
I would have voyaged
you would have voyaged
he/she/it would have voyaged
we would have voyaged
you would have voyaged
they would have voyaged
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: - an act of traveling by watervoyage - an act of traveling by water  
cruise, sail - an ocean trip taken for pleasure
maiden voyage - the first voyage of its kind; "in 1912 the ocean liner Titanic sank on its maiden voyage"
water travel, seafaring - travel by water - a journey to some distant placevoyage - a journey to some distant place  
journey, journeying - the act of traveling from one place to another
crossing - a voyage across a body of water (usually across the Atlantic Ocean)
space travel, spacefaring, spaceflight - a voyage outside the Earth's atmosphere - travel on water propelled by wind or by other meansvoyage - travel on water propelled by wind or by other means; "The QE2 will sail to Southampton tomorrow"
astrogate - navigate in space
cruise - sail or travel about for pleasure, relaxation, or sightseeing; "We were cruising in the Caribbean"
journey, travel - undertake a journey or trip
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1. journey, travels, trip, passage, expedition, crossing, sail, cruise, excursion He aims to follow Columbus's voyage to the West Indies.
1. travel, journey, tour, cruise, steam, take a trip, go on an expedition The boat is currently voyaging through the Barents Sea.
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A journey undertaken with a specific objective:
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رِحْلَهيقومُ بِرِحْلَه
plavbaplavit se
ferîalagferîast ; sigla
ceļot/brauktjūras ceļojums
deniz/uzay yolculuğuseyahatyolculuk etmek


A. Nviaje m (por mar, por el espacio); (= crossing) → travesía f
the voyage outel viaje de ida
the voyage homeel viaje de regreso or de vuelta
B. VIviajar (por mar, por el espacio)
to voyage across unknown seasviajar por mares desconocidos
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(by sea)voyage m
(in space)vol m
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Reise f, → Fahrt f; (esp by sea) → Seereise f; (Aviat) → Flug m, → Reise f; (Space) → Flug m; to go on a voyageauf eine Reise etc gehen; to make a voyageeine Reise etc machen; the voyage outdie Hinreise; (Aviat) → der Hinflug; the voyage back or homedie Rück- or Heimreise; (Aviat) → der Rückflug
(fig) voyage of discoveryEntdeckungsreise f
vieine Seereise machen; (spaceship)fliegen; to voyage across an oceaneinen Ozean überqueren
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[ˈvɔɪɪdʒ] nviaggio per mare
the voyage out/back → il viaggio di andata/di ritorno
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(ˈvoiidʒ) noun
a usually long journey, especially by sea. The voyage to America used to take many weeks.
to make such a journey. They voyaged for many months.
ˈvoyager noun
an old word for a person making a voyage, or who has made several voyages.
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References in classic literature ?
I have stated in the preface to the first Edition of this work, and in the Zoology of the Voyage of the Beagle, that it was in consequence of a wish expressed by Captain Fitz Roy, of having some scientific person on board, accompanied by an offer from him of giving up part of his own accommodations, that I volunteered my services, which received, through the kindness of the hydrographer, Captain Beaufort, the sanction of the Lords of the Admiralty.
In six days I found a vessel ready to carry me to Japan, and spent fifteen days in the voyage.
I thought no end of him, and that is why I remember with a peculiar satisfaction the last words he spoke to me on board his ship after an eighteen months' voyage. It was in the dock in Dundee, where we had brought a full cargo of jute from Calcutta.
I may there discover the wondrous power which attracts the needle and may regulate a thousand celestial observations that require only this voyage to render their seeming eccentricities consistent forever.
That my reasons for resolving to take this step were numerous and weighty, may be inferred from the fact that I chose rather to risk my fortunes among the savages of the island than to endure another voyage on board the Dolly.
The rush for the "sole paper which had the news," was something beyond even the prodigious ; and, in fact, if (as some assert) the "Victoria" did not absolutely accomplish the voyage recorded, it will be difficult to assign a reason why she should not have accomplished it.]
The voyage was a skilful and lucky one; and returning to her berth with her hold full of the precious sperm, the Amelia's example was soon followed by other ships, English and American, and thus the vast Sperm Whale grounds of the Pacific were thrown open.
Blandly and the like, coming off to wish him a good voyage and a safe return.
We were at sea now, for a very long voyage--we were to pass through the entire length of the Levant; through the entire length of the Mediterranean proper, also, and then cross the full width of the Atlantic--a voyage of several weeks.
It was now the beginning of the year 1693, when my nephew, whom, as I have observed before, I had brought up to the sea, and had made him commander of a ship, was come home from a short voyage to Bilbao, being the first he had made.
Then, as it was the first evening of their voyage, they indulged in a regale, relishing their buffalo beef with inspiring alcohol; after which, they slept soundly, without dreaming of Crows or Blackfeet.
THAT evil influence which carried me first away from my father's house - which hurried me into the wild and indigested notion of raising my fortune, and that impressed those conceits so forcibly upon me as to make me deaf to all good advice, and to the entreaties and even the commands of my father - I say, the same influence, whatever it was, presented the most unfortunate of all enterprises to my view; and I went on board a vessel bound to the coast of Africa; or, as our sailors vulgarly called it, a voyage to Guinea.