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:


Sometimes it is better to begin the journey, to get under way, then it is to sit back and wait until such time that you're convinced that all conditions are perfect and that there'll be no surprises along the route.

-- John Engler (American Politician)

I think my wife saw a picture of the rock group Journey, and they're kind of aging, and the one guy had dyed blonde hair with black roots, and... my idea was to get a little earring, I wanted to have a dangling earring.

-- Fred Willard (American Comedian)

For this is the journey that men and women make, to find themselves. If they fail in this, it doesn't matter much else what they find.

-- James A. Michener (American Novelist)

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.

-- Izaak Walton (English Writer)

In that I found being able to talk to my family about my feelings, praying for strength and realizing that our lives have a deep purpose and the journey of our lives is to find out what that is and express it, was the only way I could have gotten through it.

-- Marlo Thomas (American Actress)

Australians don't have a preconceived notion of what things have to be... we can go on a fantastic journey.

-- Yahoo Serious (Australian Director)

There comes a moment on a journey when something sweet, something irresistible and charming as wine raised to thirsty lips, wells up in the traveller's being.

-- Patrick MacGill (Irish Journalist)

Philosophy is a kind of journey, ever learning yet never arriving at the ideal perfection of truth.

-- Albert Pike (American Lawyer)

Each song is a lifetime, it begins and ends, and there's a journey taken within the songs.

-- Leif Garrett (American Musician)

Stories serve the purpose of consolidating whatever gains people or their leaders have made or imagine they have made in their existing journey thorough the world.

-- Chinua Achebe (Nigerian Writer)

Peace is a journey of a thousand miles and it must be taken one step at a time.

-- Lyndon B. Johnson (American President)

He's meant to be that classic Homer, Ulysses, Hercules - a character who goes out or has some gift of some kind. He goes on a journey of discovery and part of that is falling into darkness - the temptations of life.

-- Robert Redford (American Actor)

I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.

-- Walt Whitman (American Poet)

When I go out with Journey, it is a complete cakewalk. I can afford my own bus.

-- Neil Schon (American Musician)

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)

When life takes me on a new journey, I simply remember the smile my first ballet recital put on my face and I move forward.

-- Andrea Thompson (American Actress)

Everybody's journey is individual. If you fall in love with a boy, you fall in love with a boy. The fact that many Americans consider it a disease says more about them than it does about homosexuality.

-- James A. Baldwin (American Author)

I like someone who embraces life; who wants to be on a long journey but has no particular plan or destination in mind. An adventurous man, open to the concept of living life in the moment.

-- Jill Hennessy (Canadian Actress)

In my subconscious, my books were part of a single emotional journey.

-- Jeanette Winterson (British Novelist)

If all difficulties were known at the outset of a long journey, most of us would never start out at all.

-- Dan Rather (American Journalist)

Did you know that Christmas Day is absolutely the best day to fly? It is. No crowded airports and crowded planes. I always flew to Australia. That's what Christmas was for me - a plane journey to the next tournament.

-- Monica Seles (Yugoslavian Athlete)

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)

There is no formula to it. Writing every song is a little journey. The first note has to lift you.

-- Enya (Irish Musician)

Reformation, like education, is a journey, not a destination.

-- Mary Harris Jones (American Activist)

The longest journey is the journey inwards. Of him who has chosen his destiny, Who has started upon his quest for the source of his being.

-- Dag Hammarskjold (Swedish Diplomat)

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)

The purpose cannot be creating self-styled democracies, but rather encouraging steps that are conducive to establishing democratic rule at universal standards. Obviously, this would be a formidable journey.

-- Recep Tayyip Erdogan (Turkish Politician)

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

-- Bill Toomey (American Athlete)

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)

You're forced to think about what your goals are and you clarify them because you're taking this journey with another person and you need to be open with your partner.

-- Sarah Michelle Gellar (American Actress)

Without music, life is a journey through a desert.

-- Pat Conroy (American Writer)

I just can't wait to get out there on stage. There's no anxiety at all. I love being able to take this journey with the audience, because we all have a ball with it - even if we're crying.

-- Loretta Swit (American Actress)

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

-- Alexander Volkov ( -)

Here I am, safely returned over those peaks from a journey far more beautiful and strange than anything I had hoped for or imagined - how is it that this safe return brings such regret?

-- Peter Matthiessen (American Writer)

I've always wanted to record a jazz record. I did one in the '70s with Barbara Carroll. It's been a journey.

-- Rita Coolidge (American Musician)


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