odyssey

Ever since Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey told the story of warrior Odysseus’ ten-year journey home from Troy, odyssey has meant any epic journey.

As with the word journey, odyssey has both a literal meaning and a figurative one. A cross-country drive in which your car breaks down can be an odyssey, but so can the journey from orientation to finals that is the freshman year of college.

Definitions of odyssey
  1. noun
    a long wandering and eventful journey
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    type of:
    journey, journeying
    the act of traveling from one place to another
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