voyage

noun
voy·age | \ ˈvȯi-ij , ˈvȯ(-)ij \

Definition of voyage 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : an act or instance of traveling : journey

2 : a course or period of traveling by other than land routes a long sea voyage

3 : an account of a journey especially by sea

voyage

verb
voyaged; voyaging

Definition of voyage (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to take a trip : travel

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Other words from voyage

Verb

voyager noun

Synonyms for voyage

Synonyms: Noun

crossing, cruise, passage, sail

Synonyms: Verb

journey, peregrinate, pilgrimage, tour, travel, trek

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Examples of voyage in a Sentence

Noun

The Titanic sank on her maiden voyage. He wrote about his many voyages into the South Seas. a manned voyage to Mars

Verb

They voyaged to distant lands. He spent his youth voyaging around the globe.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The Star of India slipped from her station at the foot of Broadway into the early morning overcast on her first sailing voyage in 53 years. sandiegouniontribune.com, "July 5, 1976: San Diego celebrates U.S. Bicentennial," 5 July 2018 Organized 70 years after Columbus' first voyage, the fleet was made up of several specialized ships with one primary goal: Exploiting the riches of the New World as efficiently as possible. Cleve R. Wootson Jr., courant.com, "A robot submarine found the 'Holy Grail of shipwrecks.' It’s worth billions.," 24 May 2018 Its official christening will be in Seattle on May 30, and its first Alaska voyage will be June 2. Richard Tribou, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Norwegian Bliss first new ship of 2018 to make it to North America," 8 May 2018 Delivered to Royal Caribbean on Friday, the vessel currently is on its way to Barcelona, where its first voyage with passengers is scheduled for Saturday. Gene Sloan, USA TODAY, "First look: The Ultimate Family Suite on Symphony of the Seas," 28 Mar. 2018 Set to make its maiden voyage on March 31, the new cruise ship weighs nearly 230 tons and is over 1,000 feet long, just about 70 feet shy of being the length of the Empire State Building. Daniela Sternitzky-di Napoli, Houston Chronicle, "Royal Caribbean debuts world's biggest, most luxurious cruise ship," 28 Mar. 2018 Some, at least in the Picton's case, will be getting ready for their first world voyage. Jennifer Larino, NOLA.com, "Meet the captains sailing tall ships into New Orleans in April," 6 Mar. 2018 As the giant orange inflatable — the focus of love, hate and a lot of global media attention — prepares to make its maiden voyage above the skies of London during Trump's U.K. visit, organizers say a world tour is already in the works. Alex Ritman, The Hollywood Reporter, "London Protest Organizers Plan to Take the 'Trump Baby' Blimp on the Road," 13 July 2018 On its maiden voyage, the Ego plowed through the embarrassingly overgrown lawn that in some areas had grown to eight inches. Marni Jameson, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Next generation of homeowners go for greener yard tools," 6 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

In 1519, Ferdinand Magellan set sail on a greuling and dangerous quest: the first-ever voyage around the world. Julissa Treviño, Smithsonian, "This Is the Longest Straight-Line Ocean Path Around the Earth," 2 May 2018 During the course of the two hour tour, the bus will voyage through Glastonbury's rich shipbuilding, industrial, and agricultural roots. Courant Community, "Community News For The Glastonbury Edition," 15 May 2018 However, the Nottage project will be expected to voyage far from the traditional terrain of jukebox shows, and the land of Jackson impersonators, and delve deeper into Jackson’s life. Chris Jones, chicagotribune.com, "New Michael Jackson musical is headed to Broadway, written by Lynn Nottage," 19 June 2018 Instead, Martin and the band voyaged around to Spanish-speaking countries to record in churches, sort of a distant cousin to what their Canadian counterparts pulled off for 2007's Neon Bible. Shawn Cooke, Billboard, "'Viva La Vida' Turns 10: How Coldplay Made the Last Massive Experimental Rock Album," 17 June 2018 During the course of the two hour tour, the bus will voyage through Glastonbury's rich shipbuilding, industrial, and agricultural roots. Courant Community, "Community News For The Glastonbury Edition," 15 May 2018 During the course of the two hour tour, the bus will voyage through Glastonbury's rich shipbuilding, industrial, and agricultural roots. Courant Community, "Community News For The Glastonbury Edition," 15 May 2018 During the course of the two hour tour, the bus will voyage through Glastonbury's rich shipbuilding, industrial, and agricultural roots. Courant Community, "Community News For The Glastonbury Edition," 15 May 2018 Visiting families can marvel at the feather- and bead-work of native Hawaiian textiles, ogle at replicas of voyaging canoes, and marvel at detailed explanations of elaborate creation myths. Matt Villano, Sunset, "Our Guide to Visiting Hawaii with Kids," 22 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of voyage

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

15th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

History and Etymology for voyage

Noun

Middle English viage, veyage, from Anglo-French veiage, from Late Latin viaticum, from Latin, traveling money, from neuter of viaticus of a journey, from via way — more at way

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voyage

noun

English Language Learners Definition of voyage

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a long journey to a distant or unknown place especially over water or through outer space

voyage

verb

English Language Learners Definition of voyage (Entry 2 of 2)

: to take a long journey usually by ship or boat

voyage

noun
voy·age | \ ˈvȯi-ij \

Kids Definition of voyage

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a journey especially by water to a distant or unknown place

voyage

verb
voyaged; voyaging

Kids Definition of voyage (Entry 2 of 2)

: to take a long trip usually by boat The explorers voyaged to distant lands.

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voyager noun

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