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

Synonyms for voyage

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 Others were also flown out for the yacht’s transatlantic voyage. Natasha Frost, Quartz, "Greta Thunberg needs to cross the Atlantic again. Here are her options," 3 Nov. 2019 But first there are seagoing voyages to New London and to Boston. BostonGlobe.com, "YSTIC, Conn. — He is the captain now of a majestic ship, a 106-foot wooden vessel that has sailed out of the yellowed pages of history and charted a historic course of its own.," 30 Oct. 2019 A dozen passengers fresh from the airport were queueing for embarkation aboard Viking Orion for a voyage headed to Beijing. David Swanson, National Geographic, "Traveling to Hong Kong? Here’s what you need to know.," 25 Oct. 2019 Castaways co-owner Donna Daniels estimates that her company will book about 7,500 passengers this year on three chartered voyages operated by Celebrity and Royal Caribbean. Dave G. Houser, chicagotribune.com, "Less is more: ‘Nakations’ are on the rise," 22 Oct. 2019 Still, there will be a large concentration of boats in and around the bay for the regatta, which commemorates Christopher Columbus’ voyage to the Americas in 1492, and for the weekend at Elliott Key. Johnny Diaz, sun-sentinel.com, "Weekend on Biscayne Bay: Boats, booze and bathing suits," 11 Oct. 2019 While boarding for a two-week long voyage that was supposed to take them to the Netherlands and Iceland, among other stops, they were notified that their first port in Amsterdam was swapped with Normandy, France. Claudia Harmata, PEOPLE.com, "Passengers on Norwegian Cruise Line Stage Revolt Over 'Ridiculous' Conditions, Canceled Stops," 10 Oct. 2019 To make matters worse, when the couple attempts a test voyage with their two daughters, the family falls prey to the vessel’s curse, which leaves passengers drifting and directionless, while an eerie specter provokes them into suicidal madness. Los Angeles Times, "Review: Four very different horror films arrive in time for Halloween," 10 Oct. 2019 For all the progress humanity has made since Odysseus had a spot of trouble on a long voyage home, life on the high seas remains a largely joyless affair. Wired, "Why Lightning Strikes Twice as Much Over Shipping Lanes," 9 Oct. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb 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 Community leaders began to organize the first Pacific Islander festival in the fall of 1994 as an event to welcome the crew of the Hokule’a, a renowned traditional Hawaiian canoe that was voyaging across the world and was about to visit San Diego. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Event welcoming legendary canoe 25 years ago grew into festival that honors Pacific Islander cultures," 22 Sep. 2019 To begin, there is no question that such a mission would revolutionize our understanding of the outer solar system, simply by virtue of voyaging there after three decades of further technological development and scientific discovery. Shannon Hall, Scientific American, "The Solar System’s Loneliest Planets, Revisited," 22 Aug. 2019 Only 23% of Americans consider the return voyage a priority, according to an Associated Press and NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll. Julia Webster, Time, "Most Americans Say Returning to the Moon Shouldn't Be a Space Program Priority," 8 July 2019 In what history will record as the drama of the century, two men, after voyaging some 230,000 miles from their mother planet, will scout the first stepping stone to the solar system-our moon. James R. Berry, Popular Mechanics, "Man's First Day on the Moon," 19 July 2019 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

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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
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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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