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Date: 1100-1200
Language: Old French
Origin: journee 'day's journey', from jour 'day', from Latin diurnus; JOURNAL

journey

1 noun
     
jour‧ney1 S3 W2 [countable]
1 especially British English a time spent travelling from one place to another, especially over a long distance [= trip American English]COLLOCATIONS COLLOCATIONS
make a journey go on a journey (=make a long journey) break a journey British English (=make a short stop in a journey) car/train/bus journey outward journey (=a journey to a place) return journey (=a journey home from a place) safe journey (=used especially to wish someone a good journey) wasted journey (=one that did not achieve the result you wanted) leg of a journey (=one part of a journey)
journey to/from/between
my journey to China
a long slow journey from Odessa
journey through/across etc
our journey across Europe
the friends they made on the journey
I still use my car, but now I make fewer journeys.
We are going on a journey to a strange country.
We broke our journey to have a picnic.
the six-hour train journey home from London
The return journey was uneventful.
To avoid a wasted journey, ring the number below to check that the event is still on.
On Thursday we set off on the final leg of our journey.
see usage note travel2
2 literary 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.
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travel, travelling, journey, trip, voyage, crossing, flight
Travel (uncountable noun) and travelling are used to mean the general activity of moving from place to place Air travel is becoming cheaper. Her work involves a lot of travelling.!! You do not say 'a travel'.Use journey to talk about travelling a long distance or travelling regularly, when the emphasis is on the travelling itself a long and difficult journey (NOT travel) through the mountains I read during the train journey to work. Did you have a good journey? (=Were you comfortable, was the train on time etc?)A trip is when you go on a short journey, or a journey you do not usually make, and come back again. Use this when the emphasis is on where you are going or why you are going there my first trip to the States a business trip Was it a good trip? (=Did you achieve what you wanted to or have a good time there?)Voyage is used for a long sea journey a voyage across the oceanCrossing is used for a fairly short sea journey The crossing takes 90 minutes.Flight is used for a journey by air Have a good flight!See also travel

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