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pilgrimage

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noun pil·grim·age \ˈpil-grə-mij\

Simple Definition of pilgrimage

  • : a journey to a holy place

  • : a journey to a special or unusual place

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of pilgrimage

  1. 1 :  a journey of a pilgrim; especially :  one to a shrine or a sacred place

  2. 2 :  the course of life on earth

Examples of pilgrimage in a sentence

  1. He made a pilgrimage to Mecca.

  2. The tradition of pilgrimage is important in Islam.

  3. The family went on a pilgrimage to historical battlefields.

  4. The poet's grave site has become a place of pilgrimage.



14th Century

First Known Use of pilgrimage

14th century

Other Religion (Eastern and Other) Terms


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pilgrimage

verb pil·grim·age

Definition of pilgrimage

pilgrimaged

pilgrimaging

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to go on a pilgrimage



Examples of pilgrimage in a sentence

  1. <tourists pilgrimaging to all of the traditional destinations across Europe>



14th Century

First Known Use of pilgrimage

14th century


PILGRIMAGE Defined for Kids

pilgrimage

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noun pil·grim·age \ˈpil-grə-mij\

Definition of pilgrimage for Students

  1. :  a journey made by a pilgrim





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