Examples of expedition in a Sentence
a scientific expedition to Antarctica
an avid mountain climber, always on an expedition to some far-off corner of the world
Recent Examples of expedition from the Web
Their expedition began a day earlier from the United States’ Thule Air Base and the small village of Qaanaaq, Greenland’s most northern permanent settlement.
The expedition leader is the captivating Chris Fischer, a world-renowned shark conservationist.
More climbers died on expeditions with different levels of Himalayan experience when the group emphasized cohesion and failed to recognize the presence of novices with limited capabilities.
Still, Mr. Pence campaigned on Thursday in the Detroit suburbs, in what amounted to an early prospecting expedition for the Trump campaign into Democratic territory.
Other options included trekking expeditions to Naiman Nuur Lake, to Tuvkhun monastery (one of the oldest in the country), to the Orkhon waterfall, and to farther-flung corners of the vast Khangai Mountains.
Schanzer traveled to the Galapagos to research for her book on Charles Darwin's expedition, and consulted scholarly materials as historical references.
Some of the Hubble's deepest explorations are internal ones, expeditions to those places within all of us where an undisciplined cosmic imagination runs hot and wild and free.
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First Known Use of expedition
Synonym Discussion of expedition
EXPEDITION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of expedition for English Language Learners
: a journey especially by a group of people for a specific purpose (such as to explore a distant place or to do research)
: a group of people who travel together to a distant place : a group of people who go on an expedition
EXPEDITION Defined for Kids
Definition of expedition for Students
1 : a journey for a particular purpose a scientific expedition
2 : a group of people traveling for exploration or adventure
Word Root of expedition
The Latin word pes, meaning “foot,” and its form pedis give us the root ped. A pedestrian is a person who travels on foot. Before trains, planes, and cars, an expedition, or journey, was often carried out by foot. An impediment makes movement or progress difficult, as if getting in the way of the feet.
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