voyage

If someone tells you "bon voyage!" they mean have a good trip. Voyage means trip in French but in English, we use it to mean a long journey.

Though voyage is usually used literally to mean a long and exciting journey or a trip that involves sailing such as a cruise, it can be used figuratively as well. Researching your family tree might become a voyage of self-discovery, taking you places you don't expect and teaching you more about yourself than you thought possible.

Definitions of voyage
  1. noun
    a journey to some distant place
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    types:
    crossing
    a voyage across a body of water (usually across the Atlantic Ocean)
    space travel, spacefaring, spaceflight
    a voyage outside the Earth's atmosphere
    type of:
    journey, journeying
    the act of traveling from one place to another
  2. noun
    an act of traveling by water
    synonyms: ocean trip
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    types:
    cruise, sail
    an ocean trip taken for pleasure
    maiden voyage
    the first voyage of its kind
    type of:
    seafaring, water travel
    travel by water
  3. verb
    travel on water propelled by wind or by other means
    synonyms: navigate, sail
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    types:
    astrogate
    navigate in space
    cruise
    sail or travel about for pleasure, relaxation, or sightseeing
    type of:
    journey, travel
    undertake a journey or trip
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