voyage

noun
voy·​age | \ ˈvȯi-ij How to pronounce voyage (audio) , 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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Verb

voyager noun

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Synonyms: Noun

Synonyms: Verb

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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 voyage of the Diamond Princess The first hint of the coronavirus aboard ship came Feb. 4, when the cruise line held the vessel in Yokohama, Japan, to check passengers for signs of infection. USA Today, "Visual guide of the cruise ship quarantined by the coronavirus," 11 Feb. 2020 At the highest end of the scale is the 44-day voyage from Tromsø, Norway (the country's northernmost town) to Ushuaia, Argentina. Rachel King, Fortune, "Viking’s new small-ship expedition cruises will offer close-up views of a rapidly changing Antarctica and Arctic Circle," 16 Jan. 2020 The voyage will cross four oceanic gyres, where ocean plastic is known to accumulate, and the Arctic. Laura Johnston, cleveland, "Lake Erie paddler Stefanie Spear to sail on all-women eXXpedition to spotlight plastic pollution," 26 Nov. 2019 At age seven, Auriemma was old enough to have some memories from the voyage and remembers that his mother was sick the entire trip and chasing his younger brother all over the ship. Alexa Philippou, courant.com, "UConn women: Geno wants to do a better job of limiting minutes of banged-up Crystal Dangerfield, what the team does to bond on road trips, and more," 23 Nov. 2019 The maiden voyage for the special plane was from Houston to Orlando. Chris Mcginnis, Houston Chronicle, "United Airlines 'Star Wars' plane makes maiden flight from Houston's IAH," 8 Nov. 2019 Boats were always — always — a big part of my life.’’ The voyage is remarkable for another reason, too. BostonGlobe.com, "YSTIC, Conn. — He is the captain now of a majestic ship, a 106-foot wooden vessel that has sailed out of the yellowed pages of history and charted a historic course of its own.," 30 Oct. 2019 Befitting Cunard’s immigration legacy, the voyage was also a heritage trip. Mona Gable, Vogue, "Aboard the Queen Mary 2, a Transatlantic Journey Now Includes a Dose of Genealogy," 4 Oct. 2019 The voyage got back on track and Magellan managed to navigate a treacherous passage that’s now named in his honor—the Strait of Magellan. Erin Blakemore, National Geographic, "Magellan was first to sail around the world, right? Think again.," 19 Sep. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Researchers also hope to start unravelling how interstellar objects might have voyaged through deep space before showing up in the Solar System. Alexandra Witze, Scientific American, "Two Interstellar Intruders Are Upending Astronomy," 27 Nov. 2019 Other floats celebrated the country’s technical achievements, including a model of the Apollo command module used by astronauts to voyage to the moon, or of the holiday season, with a display of a Christmas scene. BostonGlobe.com, "PLYMOUTH — Thousands cheered for the annual America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration Saturday, as marching bands, first responders, military veterans, and floats recognizing the country’s Colonial legacy weaved through the city’s downtown to its waterfront.," 24 Nov. 2019 In a 73-foot steel boat, the women will voyage to four oceanic gyres, which are places on earth where the currents collect plastic in alarming amounts. Halley Bondy, NBC News, "Why 300 women are teaming up to sail around world and explore ocean plastic," 26 Sep. 2019 To close the summer, Brown voyaged to Australia and China as part of Team USA. BostonGlobe.com, "“He was telling me, ‘I run Egypt,’ and I was like, ‘Yeah, whatever, bro,’ ” Brown said.," 4 Oct. 2019 Community leaders began to organize the first Pacific Islander festival in the fall of 1994 as an event to welcome the crew of the Hokule’a, a renowned traditional Hawaiian canoe that was voyaging across the world and was about to visit San Diego. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Event welcoming legendary canoe 25 years ago grew into festival that honors Pacific Islander cultures," 22 Sep. 2019 To begin, there is no question that such a mission would revolutionize our understanding of the outer solar system, simply by virtue of voyaging there after three decades of further technological development and scientific discovery. Shannon Hall, Scientific American, "The Solar System’s Loneliest Planets, Revisited," 22 Aug. 2019 Only 23% of Americans consider the return voyage a priority, according to an Associated Press and NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll. Julia Webster, Time, "Most Americans Say Returning to the Moon Shouldn't Be a Space Program Priority," 8 July 2019 In what history will record as the drama of the century, two men, after voyaging some 230,000 miles from their mother planet, will scout the first stepping stone to the solar system-our moon. James R. Berry, Popular Mechanics, "Man's First Day on the Moon," 19 July 2019

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

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“Voyage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/voyage. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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voyage

noun
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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 How to pronounce voyage (audio) \

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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