voyage

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noun

voy·​age ˈvȯi-ij How to pronounce voyage (audio)
ˈvȯ(-)ij
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

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verb

voyaged; voyaging

intransitive verb

: to take a trip : travel
voyager noun

Example Sentences

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.
Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
The event consists of a canoe voyage in which nine Rapanuis, two Chileans and one Hawaiian seek to raise awareness about the importance of women in the world, urge protection of the environment, and celebrate the union of the islands of Polynesia. María Teresa Hernández, Anchorage Daily News, 3 Dec. 2022 The full package Fans can join Musgrove on the 10-day voyage, which departs Nov. 28 from Argentina. Victoria Hernandez, USA TODAY, 1 Sep. 2022 The ocean exploration company OceanGate Expeditions this week released an 8K video on YouTube from its latest voyage to the site of the wreck, located at the bottom of the North Atlantic Ocean. Greg Cannella, CBS News, 31 Aug. 2022 Disney Cruise Line’s newest themed voyage, Pixar Day at Sea, will start its first sailings January through March. Megan Dubois, Chron, 30 Aug. 2022 Its first voyage, which took two and a half years, crossed the Atlantic and Indian oceans for whale oil. Brian Amaral, BostonGlobe.com, 26 Aug. 2022 Then the empty ship must make the return voyage, a total of 24 days in transit. Washington Post, 30 Apr. 2022 The ship's three-year voyage, beginning in 2024, includes all six continents. Dobrina Zhekova, Travel + Leisure, 28 Feb. 2022 Some of those include the blue-skinned Captain Riyola Keevan who leads the voyage, warm and engaging cruise director Lenka Mok and SK-62O, an astromech droid often spotted rolling around the ship. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 25 Feb. 2022
Verb
There are many ways to voyage on the Milwaukee River, from renting kayaks from the Milwaukee Kayak Company to Edelweiss cruise boats that can hold up to 145 passengers. Jordyn Noennig, Journal Sentinel, 26 July 2022 Angie Gomez believes to be a mother is to voyage into parenthood both together and alone. Jeneé Osterheldt, BostonGlobe.com, 24 May 2022 Lai will be the second Asian-American passenger to voyage to the edge of space on a suborbital spaceflight, after Virgin Galactic employee and Indian-American aeronautical engineer Sirisha Bandla joined Richard Branson on his spaceflight last year. Catherine Thorbecke And Jackie Wattles, CNN, 28 Mar. 2022 Aline was released in France last November, played out of competition at Cannes this June, and will finally voyage to America January 21. Jackson Mchenry, Vulture, 15 Dec. 2021 After departing from shore, the telescope, still contained in Super STTARS, will voyage south along the coast and through the Panama Canal. Nikk Ogasa, Scientific American, 22 Sep. 2021 The two men would voyage together to temple — Singh by foot, the man on a bike — every Sunday. Johnny Magdaleno, The Indianapolis Star, 21 Apr. 2021 With the canal blocked, ships would have to voyage around Africa’s Cape of Good Hope, adding 12 to 21 days to the journey and tens of thousands of dollars in extra fuel costs. Los Angeles Times, 28 Mar. 2021 The train will voyage along the Colorado River, passing through steep rock canyons and breathtaking desert scenes along the way. Ali Wunderman, Condé Nast Traveler, 7 Dec. 2020 See More

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

15th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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

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Cite this Entry

“Voyage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/voyage. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

voyage 1 of 2

noun

voy·​age ˈvȯi-ij How to pronounce voyage (audio)
ˈvȯ(-)ij
: a journey especially by water from one place or country to another

voyage

2 of 2

verb

voyaged; voyaging
: to take a trip : travel
voyager noun

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