Definition of journey in English:

journey

nounjourneys

  • 1An act of travelling from one place to another.

    ‘an eight-hour train journey’
    • ‘The trip is marked down as a return journey, but it is not known when he went back to the capital.’
    • ‘He was halfway through on his return journey when a light flicked on in the passageway.’
    • ‘I bought a paper on the return journey last night and had a go at the crossword.’
    • ‘I would finish each day dripping with sweat, the return journey was nearly all up hill.’
    • ‘We follow the mysterious journey of a man who walks into a town that rejects him.’
    • ‘Of course not all train journeys are mere holiday excursions laid on for the benefit of time-rich tourists.’
    • ‘Jumbo jets that fly passengers on long haul journeys across the world will not be coming to Southampton Airport.’
    • ‘To add insult to injury, many journeys could be walked in 20 minutes or less.’
    • ‘Several travelled long journeys to pay their respects and sympathize with the family.’
    • ‘This is not a problem on short journeys but on a long haul it can literally become a pain in the neck.’
    • ‘The first part of my trip was the train journey from Edinburgh to London with a stinking cold.’
    • ‘It was also said that one leg of a planned flight involved a journey from Manchester.’
    • ‘It may be a long journey, but a journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.’
    • ‘I had to get off the bus halfway through my journey, find another bus and return home to check.’
    • ‘Often his journeys involve long treks through remote regions, giving him time to look and think.’
    • ‘Travelling to and from work also frequently involves long journeys in a fixed position.’
    • ‘Passengers were warned to leave extra time for their journeys but some people missed their flights.’
    • ‘I went on two train journeys, the first to go and visit my mother, and the second to return to London again.’
    • ‘It means rail passengers will no longer have to transfer to buses for journeys around Stockport.’
    • ‘The journey begins and ends in London, and has stops in 30 cities along the way.’
    trip, expedition, period of travelling, tour, trek, voyage, cruise, safari, ride, drive, transfer
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    1. 1.1A long and often difficult process of personal change and development.
      ‘her spiritual journey towards Roman Catholicism’
      ‘I was excited with my character's journey in the film’
      • ‘His new book, Death by Meeting, is a journey into meeting hell.’
      • ‘He travels out to Africa incognito to re-deliver the feathers personally: a perilous journey of redemption.’
      • ‘Then he should have prepared his reader for the journey they were embarking upon.’
      • ‘He then sets out on a long journey to clear his name.’
      • ‘The people of Ngati Tuwharetoa in the Bay of Plenty are reaching the end of a long journey of acceptence.’
      • ‘For celebrated Chinese director Zhang Yimou, The Road Home represents a short journey on a path not previously taken in his career.’
      • ‘Contemporary dance is each artiste's journey of enquiry, Jayachandran observed.’
      • ‘Many such enterprises appear to involve a journey through a tunnel with a bright light at the end.’
      • ‘Hedman has been on a journey of self-discovery.’
      • ‘My journey with sound essences began in 1998.’
      • ‘His highly charged exchanges with Patterson Joseph as Othello, take the audience on a gripping journey, culminating in a moving climax. "’
      • ‘But I nary not mention my displeasure and dread and off we embarked to Spencer's Plaza on a journey of discovery.’
      • ‘I have hurt so many people on my journey through addiction.’
      • ‘She then offers you information about where to find support and resources as you begin the journey toward your child's wellness.’
      • ‘Inheritance follows Monika and Helen on their difficult, personal journeys and I was glad the camera afforded me the chance to share their experience.’
      • ‘Don's inner journey is released.’
      • ‘I know that there has got to be a reason for everything, and the way we come to love one another can be a painful journey.’
      • ‘My journey into the subject started when I had the good fortune to enroll in Irwin Silverman's third year undergraduate course on the topic.’
      • ‘Now, though, she would begin a new journey, a new life, if one as old as she could ask for such a thing.’
      • ‘Through that, the album reads like a journey into darkness and back to scorching sunlight.’

verbjourneys, journeying, journeyed

no object, with adverbial of direction
  • Travel somewhere.

    ‘they journeyed south’
    • ‘He traveled the world, and everywhere he journeyed, he offered help and kindness.’
    • ‘These carriages journeyed on railways throughout the country and traveled to the most remote villages.’
    • ‘But he has other reasons for journeying to a part of the world which he ‘loves everything about.’’
    • ‘By journeying to Baghdad, Mr. Bush signaled that such a commitment exists.’
    • ‘Then they would be journeying to Iran, Turkey and then Greece.’
    • ‘It must have been heart-breaking for them leaving homes and families and journeying to this strange land.’
    • ‘We will have to spend a few hours journeying down in a bus, which is bound to take its toll.’
    • ‘Family relations and friends journeyed to England for the ceremonies.’
    • ‘Family members, together with some friends, journeyed to England for the funeral ceremonies.’
    • ‘She journeyed home on a regular basis over the years, always liking to keep in touch with her native village and district.’
    • ‘A number of people from Castlerea journeyed to Manchester for the funeral.’
    • ‘Advance bookings exceeded all expectations and well over 1,000 anglers journeyed to the resort to compete.’
    • ‘It's been 33 years since humans have set foot on the moon or journeyed beyond the close orbit of the Earth.’
    • ‘They journeyed back to Bombay for their wedding and later settled in Bridgewater, NJ.’
    • ‘They journeyed to and from Dublin Airport and were blessed with excellent weather on their vacation.’
    • ‘In the middle of July gone by, she journeyed to America to meet friends and enjoy a vacation and had a marvellous time.’
    • ‘People journeyed from various parts of the country to pay their respects.’
    • ‘A number of the family have journeyed from England while Nora and her husband are over from Chicago.’
    • ‘Last week we journeyed to Bridlington and Scarborough to reminisce about bygone summer holidays.’
    • ‘Karen contacted her landlord who immediately journeyed from Blackpool.’
    travel, go, voyage, sail, cruise, fly, hike, trek, ride, drive, make one's way, wend one's way
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Origin

Middle English from Old French jornee ‘day, a day's travel, a day's work’ (the earliest senses in English), based on Latin diurnum ‘daily portion’, from diurnus (see diurnal).

Pronunciation

journey

/ˈdʒəːni/