noun jour·ney \ˈjər-nē\

: an act of traveling from one place to another

plural journeys

Full Definition of JOURNEY

:  an act or instance of traveling from one place to another :  trip
chiefly dialect :  a day's travel
:  something suggesting travel or passage from one place to another <the journey from youth to maturity> <a journey through time>

Examples of JOURNEY

  1. a long journey across the country
  2. She's on the last leg of a six-month journey through Europe.
  3. We wished her a safe and pleasant journey.

Origin of JOURNEY

Middle English, from Anglo-French jurnee day, day's journey, from jur day, from Late Latin diurnum, from Latin, neuter of diurnus
First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with JOURNEY



: to go on a journey


Full Definition of JOURNEY

intransitive verb
:  to go on a journey :  travel
transitive verb
:  to travel over or through
jour·ney·er noun

Examples of JOURNEY

  1. She was the first woman to journey into space.
  2. <an intense yearning to journey to distant lands>

First Known Use of JOURNEY

14th century
JOURNEYING Defined for Kids


noun jour·ney \ˈjər-nē\
plural jour·neys

Definition of JOURNEY for Kids

:  an act of traveling from one place to another

Synonym Discussion of JOURNEY

journey, trip, and tour mean travel from one place to another. journey usually means traveling a long distance and often in dangerous or difficult circumstances. <They made the long journey across the desert.> trip can be used when the traveling is brief, swift, or ordinary. <We took our weekly trip to the store.> tour is used for a journey with several stops that ends at the place where it began. <Sightseers took a tour of the city.>



Definition of JOURNEY for Kids

:  to travel to a distant place


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