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voyage

noun voy·age \ ˈvȯi-ij , ˈvȯ(-)ij \
Updated on: 14 May 2018

Definition of voyage

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

Examples of voyage in a Sentence

  1. The Titanic sank on her maiden voyage.

  2. He wrote about his many voyages into the South Seas.

  3. a manned voyage to Mars

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Origin and Etymology of voyage

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

voyage Synonyms

Synonyms

crossing, cruise, passage, sail;


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voyage

verb

Definition of voyage

voyaged; voyaging
: to take a trip : travel

voyager

noun

Examples of voyage in a Sentence

  1. They voyaged to distant lands.

  2. He spent his youth voyaging around the globe.

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First Known Use of voyage

15th century

in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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VOYAGE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of voyage for English Language Learners

  • : a long journey to a distant or unknown place especially over water or through outer space


voyage

Definition of voyage for English Language Learners

  • : to take a long journey usually by ship or boat


VOYAGE Defined for Kids

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voyage

noun voy·age \ ˈvȯi-ij \

Definition of voyage for Students

: a journey especially by water to a distant or unknown place

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voyage

verb

Definition of voyage for Students

voyaged; voyaging
: to take a long trip usually by boat
  • The explorers voyaged to distant lands.

voyager

noun


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