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

The Russian carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, for example, has made two voyages to Syria. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "A Russian Navy Warship Is Visiting Havana," 27 June 2019 When the transcontinental Sunset Limited last operated three-days-a-week voyages along the Gulf Coast 14 years ago, on-time performances and ridership numbers were both poor and stops into Mobile were often made late in the night. al.com, "Rail advocates contend new Gulf Coast Amtrak service isn’t the Sunset Limited," 11 June 2019 Windstar Cruises will offer voyages out of New York later this year — a first for the line. Gene Sloan, USA TODAY, "New York to be home to a new cruise line this fall as Windstar Cruises arrives," 9 July 2018 The new Carnival Horizon, which left Europe in May for New York and will move to Miami in September, may be the last Carnival Cruise Line ship to offer European voyages, at least for quite some time. David G. Molyneaux, miamiherald, "Carnival, that most American of cruise lines, won't return to Europe any time soon," 5 July 2018 Police, who for the first time used technology capable of listening in on satellite phones documented 30 voyages in which more than 80 million kilos of diesel was imported. Jerry Reynolds, Houston Chronicle, "Know the facts about Flex Fuel vehicles, E85 Gas," 6 Apr. 2018 The French cruise line Ponant offers several voyages a year where boats spend multiple days at ports. New York Times, "A Tale of Three Cities, With a Ship as Home Base," 6 Mar. 2018 During a solo voyage in the Indian Ocean, a veteran sailor must face the possibility of his own death after his vessel, radio and navigation equipment become damaged. Los Angeles Times, "Here are the feature and TV films airing the week of Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019," 11 Aug. 2019 The shipyard completed the Titanic in 1912, shortly before its inaugural voyage in April of that year. Chris Isidore, CNN, "The shipyard that built the Titanic is heading for bankruptcy," 5 Aug. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

American climbing buddies Matt Farson, an emergency medicine doctor, and anthropologist Thomas Bowen have voyaged to this peak three times, in part to get a look at this site. Douglas Main, National Geographic, "This mountaineering mouse is the world's highest-dwelling mammal," 22 July 2019 High in the mountains of Yellowstone and elsewhere in the region, grizzlies will sometimes voyage to eat the insects in massive quantities. Douglas Main, National Geographic, "The most bizarre things grizzly bears eat, from elk to moths," 25 June 2019 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

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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.

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voyager noun

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