American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A journey to a sacred place or shrine.
- n. A long journey or search, especially one of exalted purpose or moral significance.
- v. To go on a pilgrimage.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A journey undertaken by a pilgrim; a traveling on through a strange country or to some place deemed sacred in order to perform some religious vow or duty, or obtain some spiritual or miraculous benefit.
- n. Figuratively, the journey of life; the time spent in passing through the world to the “better land.”
- n. The time occupied by a pilgrimage; hence, a lifetime.
- n. Synonyms Voyage, Tour, etc. See journey.
- To go as a pilgrim.
- n. A journey made to a sacred place, or a religious journey.
- n. by extension A visit to any site revered or associated with a meaningful event.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The journey of a pilgrim; a long journey; especially, a journey to a shrine or other sacred place. Fig., the journey of human life.
- n. A tedious and wearisome time.
- n. a journey to a sacred place
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“This pilgrimage is to make reparation for the sins of our nation.”
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“The new activist pilgrimage is post-Katrina New Orleans.”
“One of my favorite activities on the Ocean City, MD boardwalk when we make our annual summer beach pilgrimage is visiting the collection of mirrors that distorts your image.”
“This year, the 27th year of the pilgrimage, the theme of the pilgrimage is "Thy Kingdom Come" and it takes places from May 30th to June 1st.”
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“As always, summer is the time for the L.A. Philharmonic's annual pilgrimage from the beauty and exquisite sound of the WDCH to the ersatz dinner theater and flight-path obstacle we affectionately refer to as the Hollywood Bowl.”
“In his Florentine Codex, he gives us the earliest account of the Mexica or Mexiti and their pilgrimage from the desert lands in the north to the eventual founding of Mexico-Tenochtitlan.”
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