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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: voiage, from Latin viaticum, from via 'way'

voyage

1 noun
     
Related topics: Water
voy‧age1 [countable]
1TTW a long journey in a ship or spacecraft:
The voyage from England to India used to take six months.
the Titanic's maiden voyage (=first journey)
I don't want to make the voyage single-handed
These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise.
see usage note travel2
2

voyage of discovery

a situation in which you learn a lot of new things about something or someone:
Writing a biography is an absorbing voyage of discovery.
a voyage of self-discovery (=when you learn more about yourself)
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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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