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
Harsh weather, thick ice and treacherous shallows forced many expeditions to turn back.
Nowadays, the wreck is more familiar, as countless expeditions have visited the ship since its discovery.
That hilltop spot above Mission Valley is where Gaspar de Portolá’s expedition camped in May 1769.
In other words, any camping, backpacking, or hiking expeditions would readily qualify as friluftsliv.
This was one of many Ouranosaurus specimens discovered over several French, Italian, and collaborative expeditions since the 60s.
The discovery has kicked off an archaeological expedition to the area in the hope of finding more artifacts from the time period.
Rigging involves ascending into the crown of the tree, setting up webbing to hold equipment, and leaving behind a reliable line to climb on future expeditions.
About a third of the animals scientists discovered over their month-long expedition are new to the scientific community, New Scientist reported.
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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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