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 authors add that the fish could have been caught by chance during the voyage. Theresa Machemer, Smithsonian Magazine, "Well-Preserved Atlantic Sturgeon Found in 15th-Century Danish Shipwreck," 8 Sep. 2020 The 118-night voyage will depart from New York City and will stop at ports around the globe including Hong Kong, Greece, Dubai and Sri Lanka among others. Morgan Hines, USA TODAY, "British cruise line Cunard won't sail until spring 2021, with some cruises canceled into May," 25 Aug. 2020 The crew quarantined before the ship set sail and will be required to take several more COVID-19 tests throughout the voyage. Cailey Rizzo, Travel + Leisure, "The First Cruise to Sail the Mediterranean Since COVID-19 Left Port This Weekend," 17 Aug. 2020 But Britain's attempts to put pressure on France to take tougher action to stop migrants from setting out on the perilous voyage has drawn ire from French officials. Sylvia Hui, Star Tribune, "Migrants cross English Channel to UK for 10th day in a row," 13 Aug. 2020 The voyage was uneventful until the ship approached the Mendocino shoreline. Gary Kamiya, SFChronicle.com, "How shipwreck of an opium clipper changed California," 7 Aug. 2020 Uncruise’s Wilderness Adventurer set sail from Juneau on Saturday bound for a weeklong trip through Glacier Bay National Park and surrounding areas but learned of the positive coronavirus case just days into the voyage. Washington Examiner, "Alaska’s only cruise this year forced to turn back because of the coronavirus days after setting sail," 6 Aug. 2020 Since deliveries were cut off in April, Toshua has led his team on a 14-hour voyage every week to ensure Gustavus’ residents don’t go hungry. Rebecca Norris, Country Living, "An Alaskan Man is Making 14-Hour Costco Runs by Boat to Ensure His Town Doesn't Go Hungry," 16 May 2020 After all, Knox said, the cruise line wasted no time taking his seven family members’ money for the seven-day Caribbean voyage scheduled to depart PortMiami on June 13. Ron Hurtibise, sun-sentinel.com, "Months later, angry consumers still waiting for refunds from canceled cruises," 14 Aug. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Their otherworldliness is crucial because while all fiction depends on some kind of contract between creators and audiences, musicals also rely on us agreeing to voyage beyond consensus reality. Manohla Dargis, New York Times, "Escape With Me Into the Delirious World of 1940s Musicals," 7 May 2020 Last September, Michael Pachter paid $13,400 for a four-person cruise on Norwegian Cruise Line departing June 15 and voyaging through Italy. Morgan Hines, USA TODAY, "Cruise lines slow to issue refunds: Coronavirus 'dwarfs any disruption we've experienced'," 1 May 2020 Stretching over 30 feet, the Irish Memorial features 35 life-size bronze figures, some starving in Ireland, others voyaging to the United States. Harrison Smith, BostonGlobe.com, "Glenna Goodacre, artist who sculpted Vietnam Women’s Memorial, dies at 80," 17 Apr. 2020 Another Princess cruise ship that voyaged to Hawaii has recently become associated with a series of coronavirus infections and one death in Northern California. Minhae Shim Roth, Glamour, "Their Dream Weddings are Planned. Then Coronavirus Happened.," 9 Mar. 2020 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

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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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11 Sep 2020

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“Voyage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/voyage. Accessed 20 Sep. 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.

Other Words from voyage

voyager noun

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