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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-- Jonathan Cain ( -)

White middle- and upper-class men have a longer journey to go than many people.

-- Holly Near (American Musician)

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

-- Corazon Aquino ( Statesman)

In school, I could hear the leaves rustle and go on a journey.

-- Clint Eastwood (American Actor)

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)

It is always our own self that we find at the end of the journey. The sooner we face that self, the better.

-- Ella Maillart (Swiss Writer)

One was a book I read by Mahatma Gandhi. In it was a passage where he said that religion, the pursuing of the inner journey, should not be separated from the pursuing of the outer and social journey, because we are not isolated beings.

-- Satish Kumar (Indian Activist)

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)

Life's a journey, not a destination.

-- Steven Tyler (American Musician)

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

-- Yahoo Serious (Australian Director)

I believe that before anybody makes the journey to the other side, we have to know on a soul level that we are leaving, whether it's an accident or illness, and we prepare ourselves to a certain degree that we won't be there in the future.

-- John Edward (American Entertainer)

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)

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)

I never want to sort of put all the cards on the table all at once, because that's somehow there's always a journey to go on. There's always something to be revealed, in my mind, about characters.

-- Jeremy Northam (English Actor)

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)

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)

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)

Come dress yourself in love, let the journey begin.

-- Francesca da Rimini ( Celebrity)

For so, surely you will cast a light of gladness upon his onward journey, and contribute your part towards the building of that kingdom of love which links our earth to heaven.

-- Edward Carpenter (English Activist)

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)

A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. We find that after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us.

-- John Steinbeck (American Author)

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

-- George Whitefield (American Clergyman)

You see, greatness for a state doesn't require some huge monument for all to see. It is not a journey to a particular destination - but a commitment to follow a course of constant and never-ending improvement.

-- Sonny Perdue (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)

When we are sure that we are on the right road there is no need to plan our journey too far ahead. No need to burden ourselves with doubts and fears as to the obstacles that may bar our progress. We cannot take more than one step at a time.

-- Orison Swett Marden (American Writer)

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)

The journey is over. Love to all.

-- Carolyn Gold Heilbrun (American Author)

Lately I've been going to all these high schools talking to the students, answering their questions, listening to what they have to say. It has been an incredible journey to be around them and try to give them what my mother gave me.

-- Jill Scott (American Musician)

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)

I think the Prime Minister has embarked on a journey and he has no idea where he's taking us.

-- John Hewson (Australian Politician)

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)

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)

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)

One of the things that's often forgotten about drug rehabilitation, it's not a destiny. It's a journey.

-- Peter Hobson ( -)

The deeper you get into Yoga you realize it is a spiritual practice. It's a journey I'm making. I'm heading that way.

-- Sting (British Musician)


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