journey

If you're looking for a more refined word to call your latest drive to the beach or trip to the mall, try journey — a noun that describes travel from one place to another.

From the Old French journée, meaning a “day’s work or travel,” journey doubles as both noun and verb. The noun simply refers to a voyage; the verb is the act of taking that voyage. So you can journey across the Sahara, or tell friends about your journey across the desert if you make it back alive. Either way, you should always remember that life is a journey, not a destination.

Definitions of journey
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n the act of traveling from one place to another

Synonyms:
journeying
Types:
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commute
a regular journey of some distance to and from your place of work
drive, ride
a journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile)
long haul
a journey over a long distance
mush
a journey by dogsled
odyssey
a long wandering and eventful journey
trip
a journey for some purpose (usually including the return)
passage, transit
a journey usually by ship
expedition
a journey organized for a particular purpose
digression, excursion
wandering from the main path of a journey
schlep, shlep
a tedious or difficult journey
trek
a journey by ox wagon (especially an organized migration by a group of settlers)
circuit, tour
a journey or route all the way around a particular place or area
pilgrim's journey, pilgrimage
a journey to a sacred place
excursion, expedition, jaunt, junket, outing, pleasure trip, sashay
a journey taken for pleasure
voyage
a journey to some distant place
way
a journey or passage
walkabout
a walking trip or tour
flight
a scheduled trip by plane between designated airports
junket
a trip taken by an official at public expense
round trip
a trip to some place and back again
run
a regular trip
run
a short trip
lift
a ride in a car
joyride
a ride in a car taken solely for pleasure
spin
a short drive in a car
scouting trip
an expedition undertaken to gain information
campaign, hunting expedition, safari
an overland journey by hunters (especially in Africa)
exploration, geographic expedition
to travel for the purpose of discovery
trek
any long and difficult trip
grand tour
a sightseeing tour of a building or institution
grand tour
an extended cultural tour of Europe taken by wealthy young Englishmen (especially in the 18th century) as part of their education
itineration
journeying from place to place preaching or lecturing; a preaching tour or lecturing tour
airing
a short excursion (a walk or ride) in the open air
field trip
a group excursion (to a museum or the woods or some historic place) for firsthand examination
crossing
a voyage across a body of water (usually across the Atlantic Ocean)
lockage
passage through a lock in a canal or waterway
space travel, spacefaring, spaceflight
a voyage outside the Earth's atmosphere
errand
a short trip that is taken in the performance of a necessary task or mission
package holiday, package tour
a tour arranged by a travel agent; transportation and food and lodging are all provided at an inclusive price
pub crawl
a tour of bars or public houses (usually taking one drink at each stop)
whistle-stop tour
a tour by a candidate as part of a political campaign in which a series of small towns are visited
service call
a trip made by a repairman to visit the location of something in need of service
hadj, haj, hajj
the fifth pillar of Islam is a pilgrimage to Mecca during the month of Dhu al-Hijja; at least once in a lifetime a Muslim is expected to make a religious journey to Mecca and the Kaaba
Type of:
travel, traveling, travelling
the act of going from one place to another

v undertake a journey or trip

Synonyms:
travel
travel
travel upon or across
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tour
make a tour of a certain place
globe-trot
travel all over the world for pleasure and sightseeing
sledge
ride in or travel with a sledge
navigate, sail, voyage
travel on water propelled by wind or by other means
trek
make a long and difficult journey
trek
journey on foot, especially in the mountains
astrogate
navigate in space
cruise
sail or travel about for pleasure, relaxation, or sightseeing
take the road
give theatrical performances while traveling from town to town
see, visit
go to see a place, as for entertainment
Type of:
jaunt, travel, trip
make a trip for pleasure

v travel upon or across

Synonyms:
travel
travel
undertake a journey or trip
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sail
traverse or travel on (a body of water)
ship
travel by ship
ride
ride over, along, or through
fly
travel over (an area of land or sea) in an aircraft
cruise
drive around aimlessly but ostentatiously and at leisure
Type of:
go, locomote, move, travel
change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

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