noun pil·grim·age \ˈpil-grə-mij\

: a journey to a holy place

: a journey to a special or unusual place

Full Definition of PILGRIMAGE

:  a journey of a pilgrim; especially :  one to a shrine or a sacred place
:  the course of life on earth

Examples of PILGRIMAGE

  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.

First Known Use of PILGRIMAGE

14th century

Other Religion (Eastern and Other) Terms

Zen, antinomian, avatar, gnosticism, illuminati, ineffable, karma, koan, mantra



Definition of PILGRIMAGE

intransitive verb
:  to go on a pilgrimage

Examples of PILGRIMAGE

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

First Known Use of PILGRIMAGE

14th century
PILGRIMAGING Defined for Kids


noun pil·grim·age \ˈpil-grə-mij\

Definition of PILGRIMAGE for Kids

:  a journey made by a pilgrim


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