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:


You must remain focused on your journey to greatness.

-- Les Brown (American Businessman)

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)

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)

You have a wine tasting of different years, and we're sort of doing that with our music, giving them a taste of what Journey used to be like.

-- Jonathan Cain ( -)

Keeping our eyes on journey's end is what we need - the place where we see at last the world that is greater than the world, the new creation that cannot be contained in present thought or social order or piety.

-- Rowan D. Williams ( -)

The truth is of course is that there is no journey. We are arriving and departing all at the same time.

-- David Bowie (English Musician)

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)

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)

As much horror as we have always created, we are a species that keeps moving forward, seeing new sights in new ways, and enjoying the journey.

-- Martha Beck (American Author)

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)

Science exists, moreover, only as a journey toward troth. Stifle dissent and you end that journey.

-- John Charles Polanyi (Canadian Scientist)

Awards are wonderful. I've been nominated many times and I've won many awards. But my journey is not towards that. If it happens it will be a blast. If it doesn't, it's still been a blast.

-- Tom Cruise (American Actor)

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)

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

-- Neil Schon (American Musician)

I'm pleased with my life, with the journey.

-- Tina Turner (American Musician)

It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.

-- Elijah Cummings (American Politician)

It's a life's journey of finding ourselves, finding our power, and living for yourself, not for everyone else.

-- Mariska Hargitay (American Actress)

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 guess when Rick is finished with his Journey to the Centre of the Earth, then we might have a go at something. We'd like to, we're open to it, and we've been talking about it.

-- Keith Emerson (British Musician)

It's the opposite journey from what I've usually done with films. I find it very easy to go from, say, a lit, pleasurable environment, like what you see outside there, to a very dark place. But the opposite journey, which is what this movie takes, is much more complicated.

-- Neil Jordan (Irish Director)

The benefits of the accomplished journey cannot be weighed in terms of perfect moments, but in terms of how this journey affects and changes our character.

-- Ella Maillart (Swiss Writer)

And it was from Boston that one in every six American families began their journey into the land of the free.

-- Thomas Menino (American Politician)

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)

Although it is a fantasy film, it's as real as it can be. You have to imagine that an audience will buy their ticket to a cinema and get on a first-class flight and journey to Middle Earth.

-- Orlando Bloom (English Actor)

You, the foreign media, have been the companion of my people in its long and painful journey to freedom.

-- Corazon Aquino ( Statesman)

A journey of four hundred and thirty miles can be made in any part of the United States, but in Turkey it takes as many days.

-- Ellsworth Huntington ( Educator)

A big part of what I wanted to do with this character was go from when I was a boy and try and develop into a man, really try and play him as a man who is on this search, on a journey of personal, spiritual, political, social discovery.

-- Orlando Bloom (English Actor)

The silver Thames takes some part of this county in its journey to Oxford.

-- John Aubrey (English Writer)

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)

There are many paths but only one journey.

-- Naomi Judd (American Musician)

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 think movies are great and I have a great time making them but they're not what keeps you warm at night, or what's ultimately the most important thing in anyone's life journey.

-- Reese Witherspoon (American Actress)

Acting is a sense of wonder and magic and mystery for me and 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)

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)

Advice in old age is foolish; for what can be more absurd than to increase our provisions for the road the nearer we approach to our journey's end.

-- Marcus Tullius Cicero (Roman Statesman)


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