journey

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From Middle English journee, from Old French jornee, from Medieval Latin diurnata (a day's work, a day's journey, a fixed day, a day), from Latin diurnus (daily), from diēs (day).

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journey (plural journeys)

  1. A set amount of travelling, seen as a single unit; a discrete trip, a voyage.
  2. (obsolete) A day.
  3. (obsolete) A day's travelling; the distance travelled in a day.
  4. (obsolete) A day's work.
    • 1485, Syr Thomas Malory, Le Morte Darthur, Bk.VI, Ch.vij:
      But whan ye haue done that Iourney ye shal promyse me as ye are a true knyght for to go with me and to helpe me / and other damoysels that are distressid dayly with a fals knyghte / All your entente damoysel and desyre I wylle fulfylle / soo ye wyl brynge me vnto this knyghte

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journey (third-person singular simple present journeys, present participle journeying, simple past and past participle journeyed)

  1. To travel, to make a trip or voyage.

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