Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act of traveling from one place to another, especially when involving a considerable distance; a trip.
  • noun A distance to be traveled or the time required for a trip.
  • noun A process or course likened to traveling, such as a series of trying experiences; a passage.
  • intransitive verb To make a journey; travel.
  • intransitive verb To travel over or through.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To make a journey; travel; go from place to place.
  • noun A day's work, occupation, or travel; a day of battle or of toil of any kind; hence, labor; work; service; task; trouble.
  • noun A course of travel or transit, as from one place to another, or indefinitely from point to point in space or time: as, a journey; from London to Paris or to Rome; a week's journey; the journey of life.
  • noun In glass-making, a single cycle or round of work, in which the raw materials are converted into glass, and the glass is withdrawn from the pots in which it has been melted; the time employed in converting a certain quantity of material into glass.
  • noun The weight of finished coins delivered simultaneously to the master of the British mint.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb To travel from place to place; to go from home to a distance.
  • transitive verb rare To traverse; to travel over or through.
  • noun obsolete The travel or work of a day.
  • noun Travel or passage from one place to another, especially one covering a large distance or taking a long time.
  • noun A passage through life, or a passage through any significant experience, or from one state to another.
  • noun The distance that is traveled in a journey{2}, or the time taken to complete a journey{2}.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A set amount of travelling, seen as a single unit; a discrete trip, a voyage.
  • noun obsolete A day.
  • noun obsolete A day's travelling; the distance travelled in a day.
  • noun obsolete A day's work.
  • verb To travel, to make a trip or voyage.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of traveling from one place to another
  • verb travel upon or across
  • verb undertake a journey or trip

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English journei, day, day's travel, journey, from Old French jornee, from Vulgar Latin *diurnāta, from Late Latin diurnum, day, from neuter of Latin diurnus, of a day, from diēs, day; see diary.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English journee, from Old French jornee, from Medieval Latin diurnata ("a day's work, a day's journey, a fixed day, a day"), from Latin diurnus ("daily"), from diēs ("day").

Examples

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  • I do not resemble your other lovers, my lady

    should another give you a cloud

    I give you rain

    Should he give you a lantern, I

    will give you the moon

    Should he give you a branch

    I will give you the trees

    And if another gives you a ship

    I shall give you the journey.

    - Nizar Qabbani, 'Love Compared'.

    September 29, 2008

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    Don't ever want to find the culprit

    That remains the object

    Of their long relentless quest -

    The obsession's in the chasing

    And not the apprehending -

    Its the pursuit you seek and never the arrest

    .

    from Tom Waits' Foreign Affair

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