from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To reside temporarily. See Synonyms at stay1.
- n. A temporary stay; a brief period of residence.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A short stay somewhere.
- n. A temporary residence.
- v. To reside somewhere temporarily, especially as a guest or lodger.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To dwell for a time; to dwell or live in a place as a temporary resident or as a stranger, not considering the place as a permanent habitation; to delay; to tarry.
- n. A temporary residence, as that of a traveler in a foreign land.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To dwell for a time; dwell or live in a place as a temporary resident, or as a stranger, not considering the place as a permanent habitation.
- Synonyms Abide, Sojourn, Continue, etc. see abide.
- n. A temporary stay or residence, as that of a traveler.
- n. A place of temporary stay or abode.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a temporary stay (e.g., as a guest)
- v. spend a certain length of time; reside temporarily
Middle English sojournen, from Old French sojorner, from Vulgar Latin *subdiurnāre : Latin sub-, sub- + Late Latin diurnum, day (from Latin, daily ration, from neuter of diurnus, daily, from diēs, day; see dyeu- in Indo-European roots).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Old French sojor, sojorner (modern séjour, séjourner), from (assumed) Vulgar Latin *subdiurnāre, from Latin sub- ("under, a little over") + Late Latin diurnus ("lasting for a day"), from Latin dies ("day"). (Wiktionary)