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:


Everybody was on the same page. Nobody has really gone out there on a different musical journey. When we got back together again, we all wanted to do the same kind of music.

-- Roger Andrew Taylor (English Musician)

The journey of life is like a man riding a bicycle. We know he got on the bicycle and started to move. We know that at some point he will stop and get off. We know that if he stops moving and does not get off he will fall off.

-- William Golding (English Novelist)

As always on this boulevard, the faces were young, coming annually in an endless migration from every country, every continent, to alight here once in the long journey of their lives.

-- Brian Moore (Irish Novelist)

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)

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)

Every book is a new journey. I never felt I was an expert on a subject as I embarked on a project.

-- David McCullough (American Historian)

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)

Nothing shortens a journey so pleasantly as an account of misfortunes at which the hearer is permitted to laugh.

-- Quentin Crisp (English Writer)

Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.

-- Arthur Ashe (American Athlete)

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)

In the middle of the journey of our life I came to myself within a dark wood where the straight way was lost.

-- Dante Alighieri (Italian Poet)

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)

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

-- Yahoo Serious (Australian Director)

For the poet the credo or doctrine is not the point of arrival but is, on the contrary, the point of departure for the metaphysical journey.

-- Joseph Brodsky (American Poet)

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

-- Greg Anderson (American Athlete)

The traveller has reached the end of the journey!

-- Edmund Burke (Irish Statesman)

These matters having been arranged, I had a temporary awning erected near the river, and was for three or four days busily employed writing an account of our journey for the Governor's information.

-- Charles Sturt (Australian Explorer)

The feeling remains that God is on the journey, too.

-- Saint Teresa of Avila (Spanish Saint)

I believe that life is a journey towards God, and that no one has the right to insist that you go a certain road.

-- Pat Buckley (Irish Clergyman)

My fellow citizens, the American Presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery.

-- Sarah Palin (American Politician)

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

-- Enya (Irish Musician)

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)

This CD became something of a personal journey for me. The tone of the whole CD is uplifting and inspirational. It's an upper. We have enough downers in the world.

-- Roma Downey (Irish 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)

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

-- Lyndon B. Johnson (American President)

Toil without song is like a weary journey without an end.

-- H. P. Lovecraft ( Novelist)

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)

One of the most important things that I have learned in my 57 years is that life is all about choices. On every journey you take, you face choices. At every fork in the road, you make a choice. And it is those decisions that shape our lives.

-- Mike DeWine (American Politician)

Does the road wind up-hill all the way? Yes, to the very end. Will the day's journey take the whole long day? From morn to night, my friend.

-- Grantland Rice (American Journalist)

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 ( -)

I am not reggae, I am me. I am bigger than the limits that are put on me. It all has to do with the individual journey.

-- Ziggy Marley ( Musician)

The spiritual path - is simply the journey of living our lives. Everyone is on a spiritual path; most people just don't know it.

-- Marianne Williamson (American Author)

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)

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)

Seven and half years ago I began my own journey. For me and my family it was a time of adversity. But during that adversity I derived a deeper faith. And born out of that adversity was a commitment to devote myself to those people and to those issues that truly matter to me.

-- Paul Tsongas (American Politician)


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