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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Verb

voyager noun

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Synonyms: Noun

Synonyms: Verb

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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 California has now confirmed at least eight cases tied to that voyage, including the fatality. Jonathan Levin, Bloomberg.com, "Cruise Ship Off California Coast Is Found to Have 21 Virus Cases," 10 May 2020 Princess Cruises has denied negligence in not warning passengers about an outbreak on the previous voyage that may have been spread by cruisers who stayed on board. Simon Montlake, The Christian Science Monitor, "Will cruise industry recover? Some passengers yearn to reboard.," 4 May 2020 Even after docking, the ship that carried the Nevises took another 20-day cruise with some of the same passengers from the previous voyage, the lawsuit alleges. Khristopher J. Brooks, CBS News, "Passengers sue cruise lines, alleging COVID-19 negligence," 17 Apr. 2020 In a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday against Princess Cruise Lines, Susan Dorety said the company did not warn the couple of an outbreak on board the ship that sickened passengers during the previous voyage. Kevin Krause, Dallas News, "Lawsuit over death of retired Dallas firefighter says cruise line failed to warn of outbreak," 15 Apr. 2020 After reaching Hawaii and heading toward California, the ship was forced to anchor off the Bay Area coast on March 4 after one of its passengers, who had been on a previous voyage, died of the coronavirus. Bob Egelko, SFChronicle.com, "Lawsuit accuses Princess Cruise Lines of causing passenger’s coronavirus death in Oakland," 15 Apr. 2020 My face, after the sun of the long Pacific voyage, suggested copper and brass. Ed Park, The New York Review of Books, "Like No One They’d Ever Seen," 8 Apr. 2020 Susan Dorety claims Princess Cruise Lines was negligent in its response to the outbreak and did not test more than 60 passengers from the previous Diamond Princess voyage who were exposed to the coronavirus and had stayed on board. NBC News, "Old maritime rules pose obstacles to lawsuits from Princess Cruise passengers," 10 Mar. 2020 On March 4, it was announced that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had begun investigating a small cluster of cases connected to a previous voyage from Feb. 11-21. Jasmine Aguilera, Time, "Couple Quarantined on Grand Princess Sue Cruise Line for $1 Million," 10 Mar. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Their otherworldliness is crucial because while all fiction depends on some kind of contract between creators and audiences, musicals also rely on us agreeing to voyage beyond consensus reality. Manohla Dargis, New York Times, "Escape With Me Into the Delirious World of 1940s Musicals," 7 May 2020 Last September, Michael Pachter paid $13,400 for a four-person cruise on Norwegian Cruise Line departing June 15 and voyaging through Italy. Morgan Hines, USA TODAY, "Cruise lines slow to issue refunds: Coronavirus 'dwarfs any disruption we've experienced'," 1 May 2020 Stretching over 30 feet, the Irish Memorial features 35 life-size bronze figures, some starving in Ireland, others voyaging to the United States. Harrison Smith, BostonGlobe.com, "Glenna Goodacre, artist who sculpted Vietnam Women’s Memorial, dies at 80," 17 Apr. 2020 Another Princess cruise ship that voyaged to Hawaii has recently become associated with a series of coronavirus infections and one death in Northern California. Minhae Shim Roth, Glamour, "Their Dream Weddings are Planned. Then Coronavirus Happened.," 9 Mar. 2020 Researchers also hope to start unravelling how interstellar objects might have voyaged through deep space before showing up in the Solar System. Alexandra Witze, Scientific American, "Two Interstellar Intruders Are Upending Astronomy," 27 Nov. 2019 Other floats celebrated the country’s technical achievements, including a model of the Apollo command module used by astronauts to voyage to the moon, or of the holiday season, with a display of a Christmas scene. BostonGlobe.com, "PLYMOUTH — Thousands cheered for the annual America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration Saturday, as marching bands, first responders, military veterans, and floats recognizing the country’s Colonial legacy weaved through the city’s downtown to its waterfront.," 24 Nov. 2019 In a 73-foot steel boat, the women will voyage to four oceanic gyres, which are places on earth where the currents collect plastic in alarming amounts. Halley Bondy, NBC News, "Why 300 women are teaming up to sail around world and explore ocean plastic," 26 Sep. 2019 To close the summer, Brown voyaged to Australia and China as part of Team USA. BostonGlobe.com, "“He was telling me, ‘I run Egypt,’ and I was like, ‘Yeah, whatever, bro,’ ” Brown said.," 4 Oct. 2019

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

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“Voyage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/voyage. Accessed 1 Jun. 2020.

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voyage

noun
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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.

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voyager noun

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