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noun od·ys·sey \ˈä-də-sē\

: a long journey full of adventures

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

plural od·ys·seys

Full Definition of ODYSSEY

:  a long wandering or voyage usually marked by many changes of fortune
:  an intellectual or spiritual wandering or quest

Examples of ODYSSEY

  1. The story is about the emotional odyssey experienced by a teenage girl.
  2. 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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