Definition of excursion
1a : a going out or forth : expeditionb (1) : a usually brief pleasure trip (2) : a trip at special reduced rates
2 : deviation from a direct, definite, or proper course; especially : digression needless excursions into abstruse theory
3 : a movement outward and back or from a mean position or axis; also : the distance traversed : amplitude the excursion of a piston
Examples of excursion in a Sentence
They went on a brief excursion to the coast.
our weekend excursions have encompassed virtually all parts of our home state
Recent Examples of excursion from the Web
A Sacramento man has been accused of killing two British tourists on a boating excursion from Belize 38 years ago.
The Ship Mate app allows users to access cruise itineraries and excursions.
On one of these excursions, Isherwood fetched up in the company of the young British novelist Alan Sillitoe.
On an excursion with his brother Guddu (Abhishek Bharate) from his small town to a nearby rail station, Saroo (the adorable Sunny Pawar) gets separated from him and climbs onto a train car by mistake.
Excursions range from fire dances on a secluded motu to live concerts and moonlit dinners in the courtyard of the Celsus Library in Ephesus.
But these and other Malheur birding excursions are contingent on a timely resolution to the standoff.
Their first excursion into hip-hop nomenclature was The Grand Taxonomy of Rap Names, which listed 282 of them, followed by The Magnificent Map of Rap Names, which expanded it to 636.
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Origin and Etymology of excursion
Latin excursion-, excursio, from excurrere
First Known Use: circa 1587
EXCURSION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of excursion for English Language Learners
: a short trip especially for pleasure
EXCURSION Defined for Kids
Definition of excursion for Students
1 : a brief trip for pleasure
2 : a trip at special reduced rates
Medical Definition of excursion
1a: a movement outward and back or from a mean position or axis excursion of the femurb: the distance traversed
2: one complete movement of expansion and contraction of the lungs and their membranes (as in breathing)
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