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

These voyages, departing Dec. 8, 2019, and Jan. 17, 2020 will visit popular destinations throughout the Aloha State. Rosemary Mcclure, latimes.com, "Carnival's Miracle will sail from San Diego beginning in late 2019. Destinations include Mexico and Hawaii," 11 July 2018 Although the voyages are deadlier, the number of migrants taking them is sharply down this year. Frances D’emilio, BostonGlobe.com, "UN: June saw ‘exceptional’ rate of deaths in sea off Libya," 6 July 2018 With a cleaner voyage on Closing Day under jockey Julien Leparoux, the son of Midnight Lute should be able to get to the wire first and earn his third lifetime win. Scott Shapiro, The Courier-Journal, "Twinspires.com's free expert pick for Saturday at Churchill Downs," 29 June 2018 Amundsen’s voyage was a heroic victory; Scott’s was a horrifying failure. Sam Sacks, WSJ, "Fiction Chronicles: The Intoxicating Attraction of the Abyss," 8 June 2018 Overall, the voyage is almost twice as long as the world cruise Viking arranged in 2017, which clocked in at a relatively pedestrian 141 days. Paul Brady, Condé Nast Traveler, "The World’s Longest Cruise Is 245 Days, Costs $93,000," 2 May 2018 The voyage is just one of various recent examples of the cruise industry adding a bit more luxury to its trips. Kelsey Kloss, ELLE Decor, "New World Cruise Will Travel Around The Globe In Five Months," 20 June 2016 Rising fuel costs in recent years have meant that slower (and therefore less fuel-consuming) voyages are more economical—but long journeys are less attractive to crew members, so finding a willing crew can be difficult and very costly. Michael Carroll, Newsweek, "Are Unmanned Vessels the Future for the Ocean?," 3 July 2014 Sometimes loud, sometimes quiet, these eloquent artworks speak poignantly of our shared – and often precarious voyage through landscapes, history and life. George Fishman, miamiherald, "Monarchs ‘Brown and Native’ butterfly exhibit a response to contemporary events," 13 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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