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

  • noun A journey to a sacred place or shrine.
  • noun A long journey or search, especially one of exalted purpose or moral significance.
  • intransitive verb To go on a pilgrimage.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To go as a pilgrim.
  • noun 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.
  • noun Figuratively, the journey of life; the time spent in passing through the world to the “better land.”
  • noun The time occupied by a pilgrimage; hence, a lifetime.
  • noun Synonyms Voyage, Tour, etc. See journey.

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

  • noun The journey of a pilgrim; a long journey; especially, a journey to a shrine or other sacred place. Fig., the journey of human life.
  • noun A tedious and wearisome time.

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

  • noun A journey made to a sacred place, or a religious journey.
  • noun by extension A visit to any site revered or associated with a meaningful event.

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

  • noun a journey to a sacred place


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  • Pilgrimage (verb) means "1. to travel; to wander; to stay or dwell in a foreign land; to sojourn; 2. to travel to a sacred place, etc., as an act of devotion; to make a pilgrimage, to go on a pilgrimage (Oxford English Dictionary).

    July 12, 2011

  • The kind of verb I'm loatheaging.

    July 12, 2011