pilgrimage

noun
pil·​grim·​age | \ ˈpil-grə-mij How to pronounce pilgrimage (audio) \

Definition of pilgrimage

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

pilgrimage

verb
pilgrimaged; pilgrimaging

Definition of pilgrimage (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to go on a pilgrimage

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Synonyms for pilgrimage

Synonyms: Verb

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Examples of pilgrimage in a Sentence

Noun He made a pilgrimage to Mecca. The family went on a pilgrimage to historical battlefields. The tradition of pilgrimage is important in Islam. The poet's grave site has become a place of pilgrimage. Verb tourists pilgrimaging to all of the traditional destinations across Europe
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Captain Pierre takes me there; two hours gliding on his wooden craft, the Barca Jost, describing Filicudi as a place of eccentric pilgrimage. Antonia Quirke, Condé Nast Traveler, "These Islands Near Sicily Might Be the Last Uncrowded Part of Italy," 22 Aug. 2019 Pennsylvania and many other states now enforce restrictions on transporting deer killed in areas where CWD is established, and that's important because deer season amounts to a sort of pilgrimage for many hunters. al.com, "A deadly deer disease is spreading and could infect humans," 14 June 2019 Pennsylvania and many other states now enforce restrictions on transporting deer killed in areas where CWD is established, and that’s important because deer season amounts to a sort of pilgrimage for many hunters. The Washington Post, The Mercury News, "A deadly deer disease is spreading. Could it strike people, too?," 14 June 2019 The Rebelscum post was written by prominent Star Wars collector Philip Wise, whose 20,000-item collection is a place of pilgrimage for many Star Wars collectors. Alexander Huls, Popular Mechanics, "The Great Star Wars Heist," 7 Mar. 2019 Orbiting like satellites, three small galleries focus on Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa and Kandy, successive capitals that doubled as centers of pilgrimage. Lee Lawrence, WSJ, "‘The Jeweled Isle: Art From Sri Lanka’ Review: Reclaiming a Country’s Creative History," 1 Jan. 2019 The downtown Horses Atelier, decorated with Toronto Ink Company tests, has become something of a pilgrimage for those craving waisted flight suits, puff-sleeve jackets, and signature slip dresses. Mosha Lundström Halbert, Vogue, "The Cool Girl’s Guide to Toronto," 27 Dec. 2018 That image of approachability has prompted thousands to make a kind of pilgrimage. Fox News, "Mexicans mob 'AMLO' HQ seeking help for matters big or small," 17 July 2018 That makes the 1859 apparition site, flanked by farmland, a place of pilgrimage for people from around the world. Mary Bergin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "3 small towns for a summer getaway in Wisconsin," 11 July 2018 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb An international ad campaign persuaded young people to pilgrimage across countries and continents to attend. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, "Why Woodstock Can Never Happen Again," 6 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of pilgrimage

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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3 Nov 2019

Time Traveler for pilgrimage

The first known use of pilgrimage was in the 14th century

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pilgrimage

noun
How to pronounce pilgrimage (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of pilgrimage

: a journey to a holy place
: a journey to a special or unusual place

pilgrimage

noun
pil·​grim·​age | \ ˈpil-grə-mij How to pronounce pilgrimage (audio) \

Kids Definition of pilgrimage

: a journey made by a pilgrim

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