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:


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)

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 had some vague memory of visiting Canberra as a lad, when we came up with my father by car. But when I made the long train journey from Sydney to Canberra and arrived at the little stop, I did wonder slightly whether this really was the national capital.

-- John Henry Carver (Australian Physicist)

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)

It's the journey of self, I guess. You start with this kind of loner, outside guy, which a lot of people can relate to, and he goes out into the world.

-- Keanu Reeves (Canadian Actor)

It helps, I think, to consider ourselves on a very long journey: the main thing is to keep to the faith, to endure, to help each other when we stumble or tire, to weep and press on.

-- Mary Richards ( -)

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)

We all have a cradle-to-the-grave journey to make and, in between, what do you do? There's got to be something hereafter.

-- Robert Duvall (American Actor)

A journey by Sea and Land, Five Hundred Miles, is not undertaken without money.

-- Lewis Hallam ( Actor)

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)

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)

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)

Our journey so far has been very satisfactory: we are most fortunate as regards the season, for there has been more rain this winter than has been known for the last four or five years.

-- William John Wills (English Scientist)

I and a friend of mine called Mannon talked together, and we both decided to walk this journey.

-- Satish Kumar (Indian Activist)

I'm at a point where I'm going where the journey leads me. I've set goals but I don't get really hung up if I don't achieve those goals right away or in my time, you know what I mean?

-- Deborah Cox (Canadian Musician)

When you retire, it's a place in life, a part of the journey. You just don't quit work; you develop an attitude where you can do what you please.

-- Tom T. Hall (American Musician)

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)

We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we've established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile.

-- Earl Nightingale (American Entertainer)

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)

006 was such an interesting character and the film really explored his friendship with Bond and how it all went wrong, so it was a very personal journey for both characters.

-- Sean Bean (English Actor)

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 ( -)

I had started losing weight. I mean he didn't know anything about the journey that I was on at that point obviously but from my highest weight of just over 300 pounds I lost about 45 pounds.

-- Star Jones (American Entertainer)

If my ship sails from sight, it doesn't mean my journey ends, it simply means the river bends.

-- J. Enoch Powell (British Statesman)

The journey is my home.

-- Muriel Rukeyser (American Poet)

Success is a journey, not a destination.

-- Ben Sweetland ( Author)

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

-- Greg Anderson (American Athlete)

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)

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)

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)

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)

I fear we have shot our bolt - but we have been to Pole and done the longest journey on record.

-- Robert Falcon Scott (British Explorer)

Life is just a journey.

-- Princess Diana (British Royalty)

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

-- Leif Garrett (American Musician)

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

-- Walt Whitman (American Poet)


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