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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Other Words from voyage

Verb

voyager noun

Synonyms for voyage

Synonyms: Noun

crossing, cruise, passage, sail

Synonyms: Verb

journey, peregrinate, pilgrimage, tour, travel, trek, trip

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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

Meanwhile, Maiden's voyage continues, marking the race’s 30th anniversary with a victory lap around the globe. Kerry Lengel, azcentral, "‘A tinful of tarts’: ‘Maiden’ documentary celebrates all-woman crew’s round-the-world race," 3 July 2019 The walk through 250 years of history begins with the tales of ancestors who arrived in the region with the Portola expedition, a Spanish voyage across present-day California between 1769 and 1770. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Bonita museum exhibition showcases history of South Bay families," 2 July 2019 But Dolby’s maiden voyage into headphones is an exciting one, bringing stellar audio quality, comfortable design, and some smart family-friendly features to your living room. Patrick Lucas Austin, Time, "We Tried Dolby's $600 Dimension Headphones. Are They Worth the Massive Price Tag?," 2 July 2019 Mooney’s 13-city voyage helped him cross paths with NBA legends such as Pat Riley, Larry Bird and Bob McAdoo. Steve Reaven, chicagotribune.com, "The job hunt begins: Matt Mooney out to prove himself during NBA Summer League," 27 June 2019 The service would also be different than Amtrak’s three-days-a-week Sunset Limited voyages along the Gulf Coast 14 years ago. al.com, "Mobile hesitates on backing coastal Amtrak return," 25 June 2019 When recovery crews pulled her through the top hatch of the charred descent module, McClain pumped her fists, smiled broadly and look remarkably fit after a voyage spanning spanning 203 days 15 hours and 16 minutes. William Harwood, CBS News, "3 station fliers complete "once-in-a-lifetime ride" home after 204-day stay in orbit," 24 June 2019 Far from a lazy Huck Finn voyage, however, much of our cruise provided eye-openers that came from conversations ashore, explorations in museums, and listening to the music of the Delta. cleveland.com, "Cruising the Mississippi River: New ships, insightful port excursions update a nostalgic float," 23 June 2019 City leaders in the 1900s touted the H.A. Harvey Jr.’s successful voyage when requesting additional funds from Congress to further navigation of the Trinity River. Dallas News, "Why doesn’t Dallas use the Trinity River as a port? Curious Texas investigates," 20 June 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Last year, as a gift from Kenny, the two voyaged from the Port of Baltimore to Bermuda and the Bahamas for Catherine’s birthday. Mckenna Oxenden, baltimoresun.com, "'There was no hiding our love': Baltimore mom remembers her son, a popular barber, after fatal shooting," 2 July 2019 In January 2010, a crew of scientists voyaged by ship from the southern tip of Chile into the frigid Antarctic to search for clues to one of the great unknowns of climate change. Quanta Magazine, "Scientists Parse Ocean’s Dynamic Role in Climate Change," 11 Apr. 2013 The experiment would help develop procedures so astronauts can adapt to the Red Planet after months of voyaging in microgravity, press secretary Oleg Voloshin told me on June 1 while giving me a tour. Elizabeth Howell, Space.com, "Touring Where the Mars-500 'Astronauts' Pretended to Take a Red Planet Journey," 11 July 2018 Nobody knows for sure where 'Oumuamua came from or how long it's been voyaging through deep space. Mike Wall, Space.com, "1st Known Interstellar Visitor Gets Weirder: 'Oumuamua Likely Had 2 Stars," 19 Mar. 2018 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

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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 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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