American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An overland expedition, especially one for hunting or exploring in eastern Africa.
- n. A journey or trip: a sightseeing safari.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A caravan.
- n. A trip into any undeveloped area to see, photograph or hunt wild animals in their own environment.
- n. an overland journey by hunters (especially in Africa)
- From Swahili safari, from Arabic سفر (safara, "travel"). (Wiktionary)
- Arabic safarīya, safari, journey, from safar, journey; see špr in Semitic roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“For some unknown reason, I get a major energy boost and continue on my word safari going nowhere.”
“He apologised for the delays etc and wished us a happy safari (safari is Swahili for 'journey') and then we were on our way to the bus station.”
“The second is Richard Francis Burton, "the secret agent and explorer who introduced the word 'safari' to the English language," the translator into English of the "Kama Sutra" and "The Arabian Nights," whose "myth as a man rested not just on his carefully objective work but also on his personal appeal as a libertine, experimenter, and worldly figure who not only had knowledge but had lived it.”
“The audience will take what we call a safari, which in Swahili means a journey, to that area.”
“By the end of Queen Victoria’s reign, the word safari had begun to evoke in the minds of her subjects engravings of storied hunting grounds along the Cape of Good Hope; watercolors presenting the curious spectacle of a Masai warrior posing stiffly beside an acacia in his regional “costume”; pen-and-ink depictions of jungle lilies previously unknown to European botanists; or drawings of big cats paying surprise visits to men making camp for the night.”
“I can run 100 tabs for days and days in OSX and NEVER have a crash. thats why even though safari is faster, i use firefox”
“The video is actually hilarious and well worth a visit, as the intrepid girl reporter, all dressed up in safari gear, bravely watches prostitutes through binoculars, whispering her comments dramatically.”
“I imagine that blunt criticism of Americans with the disposable income to throw at a safari is not a sustainable business practice.”
“Capstick makes it sound like anybody that goes on safari is lucky to come back with a whole hide. i did enjoy it though.”
“One of the other blogs that I read from time to time, the Munchkin Wrangler, regularly posts a "search term safari" -- the author lists bizarre search terms that led to his sight, with an answer to the searcher's implied question.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘safari’.
A marque list for cars--models or companies who've used common words as their name.
A Russian Doll word is a word that, when you remove the first and last letters, is either the empty string, or a Russian Doll word. These are all of the 6 or more letter Russian Doll words found in...
Arabic loanwords in English are words acquired directly from Arabic or else indirectly by passing from Arabic into other languages and then into English. Most entered one or more of the Romance lan...
Spanish words acquired from classical and andalusi Arabic
Words from other languages that are used, or would work well, in English. Also known as "loanwords."
Everything hats,things with hoods,hoods,scarves,crowns,useful
adjectival forms,hat expressions,
My Tag Cloud
A selection of English* words ending with a vowel (except "y", "ea", ie", "ee", "oo", "ea", "ou") that is REALLY pronounced.
My favorite English words, by the way.
The good twin of The ...
GRE , GMAT , TOEFL , IELTS , SAT 。。。
No rhyme or reason other than that I like the names. :-) For more flower fun, see these lists:
Rose words by mollusque
Rose varieties by mollusque
Tulip Names II: You Know ...
There are 17576 different sequences of three letters (26 x 26 x 26). How many of them occur in words? General rules of engagement: mononyms only, lower case preferred to upper case, short preferred...
Unexpected or not. :)
A list of web browsers.
Looking for tweets for safari.