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odyssey

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noun od·ys·sey \ˈä-də-sē\

Simple Definition of odyssey

  • : a long journey full of adventures

  • : a series of experiences that give knowledge or understanding to someone

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of odyssey

plural

odysseys

  1. 1 :  a long wandering or voyage usually marked by many changes of fortune

  2. 2 :  an intellectual or spiritual wandering or quest

Examples of odyssey in a sentence

  1. The story is about the emotional odyssey experienced by a teenage girl.

  2. the spiritual odyssey of the deeply religious



Origin and Etymology of odyssey

the Odyssey, epic poem attributed to Homer recounting the long wanderings of Odysseus


First Known Use: 1889


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