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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

Full Definition of odyssey

plural od·ys·seys

  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

  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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