Definitions for: Excursion


[n] wandering from the main path of a journey
[n] a journey taken for pleasure; "many summer excursions to the shore"; "it was merely a pleasure trip"; "after cautious sashays into the field"



Webster (1913) Definition: Ex*cur"sion [L. excursio: cf. F. excursion. See
Excurrent.]
1. A running or going out or forth; an expedition; a sally.

Far on excursion toward the gates of hell. --Milton.

They would make excursions and waste the country.
--Holland.

2. A journey chiefly for recreation; a pleasure trip; a brief
tour; as, an excursion into the country.

3. A wandering from a subject; digression.

I am not in a scribbling mood, and shall therefore
make no excursions. --Cowper.

4. (Mach.) Length of stroke, as of a piston; stroke. [An
awkward use of the word.]

Syn: Journey; tour; ramble; jaunt. See Journey.

Synonyms: digression, expedition, jaunt, junket, outing, pleasure trip, sashay

See Also: airing, field trip, journey, journeying

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