Simple Definition of odyssey
: a long journey full of adventures
: a series of experiences that give knowledge or understanding to someone
Full Definition of odyssey
1 : a long wandering or voyage usually marked by many changes of fortune
2 : an intellectual or spiritual wandering or quest
Examples of odyssey in a sentence
The story is about the emotional odyssey experienced by a teenage girl.
the spiritual odyssey of the deeply religious
Origin of odyssey
the Odyssey, epic poem attributed to Homer recounting the long wanderings of Odysseus
First Known Use: 1889
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