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journey

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishjourneyjour‧ney1 /ˈdʒɜːni $ -ɜːr-/ ●●● S3 W2 noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 especially British EnglishTRAVEL an occasion when you travel from one place to another, especially over a long distance syn trip American Englishjourney to/from/between 🔊 my journey to Chinajourney through/across etc 🔊 a journey across Europe 🔊 the friends they made on the journey2 literaryDEVELOP a long and often difficult process by which someone or something changes and develops 🔊 our journey through life 🔊 The novel is an account of his spiritual journey.COLLOCATIONSverbsmake a journeyI still use my car, but now I make fewer journeys.go on a journey (=make a long journey)We are going on a journey to a strange country.begin/start a journeyHe began the journey home across London.set off on a journey (also embark on a journey formal) (=start a long journey)Before setting off on a journey, look at maps and guidebooks.break your journey (=make a short stop on a journey)We broke our journey to have a picnic.continue your journeyWe stopped for breakfast, then continued our journey.ADJECTIVES/NOUN + journeya car/plane/bus etc journeythe six-hour train journey to Londona long journeyThey arrived tired from their long journey.a difficult journeyIt was a difficult journey, especially in the winter months.a safe journey (=used especially to wish someone a good journey)Have a safe journey.an epic journey (=a very long and eventful journey)Lewis and Clark made their epic journey across the continental United States in the early 1800s.a wasted journey (=one that did not achieve the result you wanted)To avoid a wasted journey, ring first to check that the event is still on.a dangerous/hazardous/perilous journeyThey set off on the dangerous journey down the river.an arduous journey (=to a place that is difficult to reach)the arduous journey to the North Polethe outward journey (=the journey to a place)The outward journey seemed long and slow.the return journey (=the journey back from a place)The return journey was uneventful.the homeward journey (=the journey back home)In the car on their homeward journey, they discussed the wedding.phrasesa leg/stage of a journey (=one part of a journey)We set off on the final leg of our journey.THESAURUSjourney especially British English an occasion when you travel from one place to another – used especially about travelling a long distance, or travelling somewhere regularlyThe journey took us over three hours.My journey to work normally takes around 30 minutes.a four-hour train journeytrip a journey to visit a placeHow about a trip to the seaside on Saturday?a business triptour a journey for pleasure, during which you visit several different towns, areas etcLast summer we went on a tour of Europe.excursion a short journey by a group of people to visit a place, especially while they are on holidayThe cost of the holiday includes excursions to nearby places of interest.expedition a long and carefully organized journey, especially to a dangerous or unfamiliar placeScott’s expedition to the Antarctica military expeditioncommute the journey to and from work that someone does every dayPeople are fed up with the daily commute on overcrowded trains.pilgrimage /ˈpɪlɡrəmɪdʒ/ a journey to a holy place for religious reasonsthe annual pilgrimage to Meccatrek a long journey, for example over mountains or through forests, especially one that people do on foot for pleasurea two-week trek across the Atlas Mountainstravel noun [uncountable] the general activity of moving from one place to anotherHer new job involves a lot of travel.somebody’s travels noun [plural] someone’s journeys to or in places that are far awayI’m longing to hear all about your travels in China.by plane/boat/car/bicycle etcflight a journey by airYou should check in at the airport two hours before your flight.voyage /ˈvɔɪ-ɪdʒ/ a long journey over the seaMacArthur’s epic round-the-world voyagecrossing a short journey by boat from one piece of land to anotherA 30-minute ferry crossing takes you to the island.cruise a journey by boat for pleasurea Mediterranean cruisea cruise down the Niledrive a journey in a car, often for pleasureThe drive through the mountains was absolutely beautiful.ride a short journey in a car, or on a bicycle or horseIt’s a twenty-minute taxi ride to the station.a bike ride
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journeyWalking through historic New Almaden is a journey into the past.We had an awful journey - there was heavy snow and the car broke downThey arrived in Nice after an eight-hour journey by car.His hurried journey allows us to estimate a more usual journey as taking about six to eight weeks.These birds make an incredible 10,000-kilometre journey to Africa every winter.It is a garden of flowers of his long journey.Even a railway journey with a missed connection can have its moments.Sadie returns to Seattle from a dissolute road journey.an alcoholic's journey to recoveryThis reduces the wastage due to damage in the journey from greenhouse to supermarket shelf.The journey from useless geek to Michael took about six months.The journey is strange and eventful.The journey will take the President to Japan, China, and Australia.Their journey to the tourney, as Cameron Dollar calls it, is finally over.It was a long train journey to St Petersburg.on the journeyIgnore what it feels like, concentrate on the journey.Crazy Horse finally agreed to go if Lee accompanied him on the journey.Besides, she would not be alone - only on the journey there and back.Somewhere on the journey would come a chance to make a grab.This profit was offset by the $ 250 he had spent on the journey out and back.He packed his hammers and notebook away in his bag again and started on the journey back to Fablan Fawr.But nothing could have prepared Gould for the transformation he witnessed on the journey back to Yarrundi from Maitland.
journeyjourney2 verb [intransitive always + adverb/preposition] 🔊 🔊 literaryTRAVEL to travel 🔊 They left the town and journeyed south.see thesaurus at travel→ See Verb table
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journeyThese promise to be of such importance that I shall briefly relate them here, before journeying north.In order to journey to Mars or beyond, you needed a crew.For the first time ever, in a giant film format, you can journey to the Earth's last great wilderness.I journey to the library; draft notes for my defense; root pointlessly in the garden.
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Verb table
journey
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyjourney
he, she, itjourneys
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyjourneyed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave journeyed
he, she, ithas journeyed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad journeyed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill journey
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have journeyed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam journeying
he, she, itis journeying
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you, we, theyare journeying
Past
I, he, she, itwas journeying
you, we, theywere journeying
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been journeying
he, she, ithas been journeying
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been journeying
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be journeying
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been journeying
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