Definitions for: Journey


[n] the act of traveling from one place to another
[v] undertake a journey or trip
[v] travel upon or across; "travel the oceans"



Webster (1913) Definition: Jour"ney, n.; pl. Journeys. [OE. jornee, journee,
prop., a day's journey, OF. jorn['e]e, jurn['e]e, a day, a
day's work of journey, F. journ['e]e, fr. OF. jorn, jurn, jor
a day, F. jour, fr. L. diurnus. See Journal.]
1. The travel or work of a day. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

We have yet large day, for scarce the sun Hath
finished half his journey. --Milton.

2. Travel or passage from one place to another; hence,
figuratively, a passage through life.

The good man . . . is gone a long journey. --Prov.
vii. 19.

We must all have the same journey's end. --Bp.
Stillingfleet.

Syn: Tour; excursion; trip; expedition; pilgrimage.

Usage: Journey, Tour, Excursion, Pilgrimage. The word
journey suggests the idea of a somewhat prolonged
traveling for a specific object, leading a person to
pass directly from one point to another. In a tour, we
take a roundabout course from place to place, more
commonly for pleasure, though sometimes on business.
An excursion is usually a brief tour or trip for
pleasure, health, etc. In a pilgrimage we travel to a
place hallowed by our religions affections, or by some
train of sacred or tender associations. A journey on
important business; the tour of Europe; an excursion
to the lakes; a pilgrimage to the Holy Land.


Jour"ney, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Journeyed; p. pr. &
vb. n. Journeying.]
To travel from place to place; to go from home to a distance.

Abram journeyed, going on still toward the south.
--Gen. xii. 9.


Jour"ney, v. t.
To traverse; to travel over or through. [R.] ``I journeyed
many a land.'' --Sir W. Scott.

Synonyms: journeying, travel

See Also: circuit, cruise, digression, drive, excursion, expedition, fly, globe-trot, go, jaunt, jaunt, junket, leg, locomote, long haul, move, mush, navigate, odyssey, outing, passage, pilgrimage, pilgrim's journey, pleasure trip, ride, ride, sail, sashay, ship, sledge, stage, tour, tour, transit, travel, traveling, travelling, trek, trek, trip, trip, voyage, voyage, way

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Famous Quotes Containing Journey:


Press forward. Do not stop, do not linger in your journey, but strive for the mark set before you.

-- George Whitefield (American Clergyman)

I've been pleased to work with so many wonderful stars through the years. This has been an amazing journey. I hope it continues.

-- Keanu Reeves (Canadian Actor)

Sincerity is like traveling on a plain, beaten road, which commonly brings a man sooner to his journey's end than by-ways, in which men often lose themselves.

-- John Tillotson (British Theologian)

Your journey never ends. Life has a way of changing things in incredible ways.

-- Alexander Volkov ( -)

Success is a journey, not a destination.

-- Ben Sweetland ( Author)

I am heartbroken that this movie would cause anyone pain. It should be a source of joy. The story is a metaphor about how we try to stay in our own little bubbles, we don't let life in, we don't take the journey.

-- Swoosie Kurtz (American Actress)

We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.

-- Marcel Proust (French Author)

The journey of your first movie is not just beyond belief it can be truly beyond satire.

-- Yahoo Serious (Australian Director)

As you follow the escapades or the journey of the hero through a story, it evokes some kind of emotion in the viewers. The director's job is to make sure that the audience goes through the journey and has an emotional reaction.

-- Don Bluth (American Artist)

Our military thought that they couldn't get to Pearl Harbor, that it was too long a journey from Japan to get there, and they proved us wrong.

-- Jerry Bruckheimer (American Producer)

I think illness is a family journey, no matter what the outcome. Everybody has to be allowed to process it and mourn and deal with it in their own way.

-- Marcia Wallace (American Actress)

For all my years in public life, I have believed that America must sail toward the shores of liberty and justice for all. There is no end to that journey, only the next great voyage. We know the future will outlast all of us, but I believe that all of us will live on in the future we make.

-- Edward Kennedy (American Politician)

It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end.

-- Ursula K. Le Guin (American Writer)

After I had given up to go, the thoughts of the journey were often attended with unusual sadness, at which times my heart was frequently turned to the Lord with inward breathings for his heavenly support, that I might not fail to follow him wheresoever he might lead me.

-- John Woolman (American Clergyman)

Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.

-- Greg Anderson (American Athlete)

We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.

-- Kenji Miyazawa (Japanese Poet)

One reason that I embarked on a study of Nazi doctors was that in this personal journey, I had the feeling increasingly that I did want to do a Holocaust study and that increasingly I wanted it to be of perpetrators, which I thought was more needed.

-- Robert Jay Lifton (American Psychologist)

The journey is my home.

-- Muriel Rukeyser (American Poet)

I had become, with the approach of night, once more aware of loneliness and time - those two companions without whom no journey can yield us anything.

-- Lawrence Durrell (British Writer)

I had no expectations about fatherhood, really, but it's definitely a journey I'm glad to be taking. Number one, it's a great learning experience. When my mother told me it's a 24/7 job, she wasn't kidding.

-- Christopher Meloni (American Actor)

I have likened writing a novel to going on a journey, with some notion of the destination I will arrive at, but not the whole picture - which emerges gradually as a series of revelations, as the journey goes along.

-- Rose Tremain (English Novelist)

This journey started about 42 years ago in a little town of Brunswick, Georgia.

-- Wade Boggs (American Athlete)

We are doing what Prince did. Everyone that comes to a show billed as An Evening with Journey will get our new CD. We figured that is our best store because they are our biggest fans.

-- Neil Schon (American Musician)

An illness is like a journey into a far country; it sifts all one's experience and removes it to a point so remote that it appears like a vision.

-- Sholem Asch (American Novelist)

No, I love the idea that someone changes. As an actor it's always the thing that you look for. He is someone who starts off bright, cheerful and confident and then has everything taken away from him. It's a wonderful journey to take.

-- Stephen Fry (British Comedian)

I think you have to find the humanity in the character and then the deterioration is a part of the process - the journey of the character. It's like playing King Lear. You can start off as a nice old man who finishes up crazy.

-- David Wenham (Australian Actor)

Realize that from the start, every activity that comprises the journey has value and the ability to teach you something.

-- Bill Toomey (American Athlete)

I make fun wherever I go... If I go to a restaurant by myself, rest assured, people will be talking about it. I always have a great deal of fun being with people. It's part of the journey.

-- Cloris Leachman (American Actress)

The kindness and affection from the public have carried me through some of the most difficult periods, and always your love and affection have eased the journey.

-- Princess Diana (British Royalty)

I think everyone has some fascination with what's outside our existence. It's a constant journey to find the truth.

-- Nicholas Lea (Canadian Actor)

The journey is over. Love to all.

-- Carolyn Gold Heilbrun (American Author)

Journey with me to a true commitment to our environment. Journey with me to the serenity of leaving to our children a planet in equilibrium.

-- Paul Tsongas (American Politician)

A lot of my works deal with a passage, which is about time. I don't see anything that I do as a static object in space. It has to exist as a journey in time.

-- Maya Lin (American Architect)

I am no longer afraid of becoming lost, because the journey back always reveals something new, and that is ultimately good for the artist.

-- Billy Joel (American Musician)

Don Quixote is one that comes to mind in comparison to mine, in that they both involve journeys undertaken by older men. That is unusual, because generally the hero of a journey story is very young.

-- David Guterson (American Author)


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