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, 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

On his third voyage, in 1498, Columbus discovered rich pearl beds off the coast of what is now Venezuela. Nancy Macdonell, WSJ, "How Classic Pearls Became Improbably Hip," 11 Dec. 2018 Originally developed as an exclusive series for YouTube Red, Burn the Stage takes an inside look at RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V and Jung Kook's lives on the 2017 Wings Tour, a voyage which included their first arena shows in America. Jeff Benjamin, Teen Vogue, "BTS's Movie "Burn the Stage" Shows the Group's Unwavering Dedication to Their Music," 20 Nov. 2018 In addition to developing new technologies, these types of studies are essential for the future of space travel — as scientists continue to figure out the most efficient ways to keep spacecrafts running on deep space voyages. Fox News, "Scientists invent way to create 'unlimited renewable energy'," 7 Sep. 2018 Four teeny suitcases, more fitting for a long weekend, not a two-month voyage. Eve Barlow, GQ, "15 Hours With Hinds, Spain's Wildest Rock Band," 25 June 2018 But little by little, the voyage reveals itself to be plucking at unexamined emotional bonds between the two. Todd Vanderwerff, Vox, "Ralph Breaks the Internet is The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, but for the internet," 21 Nov. 2018 The ships spend the year sailing all over the world, from the Panama Canal to Scandinavia, and the annual world voyage takes in more than 60 different ports in some 30 countries, with visits to at least 25 UNESCO World Heritage sites. Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Cruise Lines in the World: 2018 Readers' Choice Awards," 9 Oct. 2018 Taking place on Crystal's 980-passenger Crystal Serenity, the voyage will begin with a passage across the Caribbean and through the Panama Canal to the west coast of Central America for stops in Panama, Nicaragua and Mexico. Gene Sloan, USA TODAY, "Luxury line Crystal Cruises plans another epic world voyage in 2020," 6 July 2018 Cordierite scored a perfect record of successful voyages. Sid Perkins, Science | AAAS, "Viking seafarers may have navigated with legendary crystals," 3 Apr. 2018

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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 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

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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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