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pilgrimage

noun pil·grim·age \ ˈpil-grə-mij \
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of pilgrimage

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

Examples of pilgrimage in a Sentence

  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.

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First Known Use of pilgrimage

14th century

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pilgrimage

verb

Definition of pilgrimage

pilgrimaged; pilgrimaging
intransitive verb
: to go on a pilgrimage

Examples of pilgrimage in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of pilgrimage

14th century


PILGRIMAGE Defined for English Language Learners

pilgrimage

noun

Definition of pilgrimage for English Language Learners

  • : a journey to a holy place

  • : a journey to a special or unusual place


PILGRIMAGE Defined for Kids

pilgrimage

noun pil·grim·age \ ˈpil-grə-mij \

Definition of pilgrimage for Students

: a journey made by a pilgrim


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