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voyage

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noun voy·age \ˈvȯi-ij, ˈvȯ(-)ij\

Simple Definition of voyage

  • : a long journey to a distant or unknown place especially over water or through outer space

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of voyage

  1. 1 :  an act or instance of traveling :  journey

  2. 2 :  a course or period of traveling by other than land routes <a long sea voyage>

  3. 3 :  an account of a journey especially by sea

Examples of voyage in a sentence

  1. The Titanic sank on her maiden voyage.

  2. He wrote about his many voyages into the South Seas.

  3. a manned voyage to Mars



Origin and Etymology of voyage

Middle English viage, veyage, from Anglo-French veiage, from Late Latin viaticum, from Latin, traveling money, from neuter of viaticus of a journey, from via way — more at way


First Known Use: 14th century


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voyage

verb voy·age

Simple Definition of voyage

  • : to take a long journey usually by ship or boat

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of voyage

voyaged

voyaging

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to take a trip :  travel

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  sail, traverse

voyager

noun

Examples of voyage in a sentence

  1. They voyaged to distant lands.

  2. He spent his youth voyaging around the globe.



15th Century

First Known Use of voyage

15th century


VOYAGE Defined for Kids

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voyage

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noun voy·age \ˈvȯi-ij\

Definition of voyage for Students

  1. :  a journey especially by water to a distant or unknown place




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voyage

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verb voy·age

Definition of voyage for Students

voyaged

voyaging

  1. :  to take a long trip usually by boat <The explorers voyaged to distant lands.>

voyager

noun




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