safari

noun sa·fa·ri \ sə-ˈfär-ē , -ˈfa-rē \
Updated on: 6 Dec 2017

Definition of safari

1 : the caravan and equipment of a hunting expedition especially in eastern Africa; also : such a hunting expedition
2 : journey, expedition
  • an arctic safari

safari

intransitive verb

Examples of safari in a Sentence

  1. He went on a safari in Africa last year.

  2. a group of hunters on safari

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Origin and Etymology of safari

Swahili, journey, from Arabic safarī of a journey

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SAFARI Defined for English Language Learners

safari

noun

Definition of safari for English Language Learners

  • : a journey to see or hunt animals especially in Africa


SAFARI Defined for Kids

safari

noun sa·fa·ri \ sə-ˈfär-ē \

Definition of safari for Students

: a trip to see or hunt animals especially in Africa


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