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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I think Superman's journey is to become comfortable on earth. Of course he's got his role as earth's greatest protector but he also wants to be as happy as he can and if that happens to be with Lois then he's going to find a way.

-- Brandon Routh (American Actor)

Whenever I prepare for a journey I prepare as though for death. Should I never return, all is in order.

-- Katherine Mansfield (New Zealander Author)

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)

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)

I think Nina Simone has had an amazing journey. She was spicy and she had attitude and she didn't care, she wanted her money in a paper bag and don't mess with me and I've been doing some research on that so.

-- Nia Long (American Actress)

When I crossed Asia with my friend Peter Fleming, we spoke to no one but each other during many months, and we covered exactly the same ground. Nevertheless my journey differed completely from his.

-- Ella Maillart (Swiss Writer)

I think it's my adventure, my trip, my journey, and I guess my attitude is, let the chips fall where they may.

-- Leonard Nimoy (American Actor)

We're all pilgrims on the same journey - but some pilgrims have better road maps.

-- Nelson DeMille (American Author)

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)

You think about taking audiences on a journey.

-- Sam Mendes (British Director)

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)

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

-- Corazon Aquino ( Statesman)

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)

The only journey is the one within.

-- Rainer Maria Rilke (German Poet)

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)

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.

-- Lao Tzu ( Philosopher)

Its highest point was The Worst Journey in the World. Then you see this decline, and this harking back, using the 19th-century form when we're not in the 19th century. That way of writing a book about the world out there - you just can't do it anymore.

-- Robyn Davidson (Australian Writer)

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)

It takes between three and six hours to make each snowball, depending on snow quality. Wet snow is quick to work with but also quick to thaw, which can lead to a tense journey to the cold store.

-- Andy Goldsworthy (British Artist)

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)

Let me recommend the best medicine in the world: a long journey, at a mild season, through a pleasant country, in easy stages.

-- James Madison (American President)

The journey has been incredible from its beginning.

-- Sidney Poitier (American Actor)

The journey is my home.

-- Muriel Rukeyser (American Poet)

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)

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

-- Quentin Crisp (English Writer)

There are many paths but only one journey.

-- Naomi Judd (American Musician)

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)

The journey of a thousand leagues begins with a single step. So we must never neglect any work of peace within our reach, however small.

-- Adlai E. Stevenson (American 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)

The journey is over. Love to all.

-- Carolyn Gold Heilbrun (American Author)

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)

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

-- George Whitefield (American Clergyman)

I had no album title, and the album is like a journey in that it's a complete body of work. It's not just a couple of catchy songs and filler, so I felt that I needed to capture the essence of the album.

-- Vanessa Carlton (American Musician)

I think illness is a family journey, no matter what the outcome. Everybody has to be allowed to process it and mourn and deal with it in their own way.

-- Marcia Wallace (American Actress)

I consider a goal as a journey rather than a destination. And each year I set a new goal.

-- Curtis Carlson (American Businessman)


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