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Middle English[edit]

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Borrowed from Old French jornee, from Medieval Latin diurnata.


  • IPA(key): /dʒurˈneː/, /dʒurˈnɛi̯/


journe (plural journes)

  1. An endeavour or enterprise; an attempt at something:
    1. A journey; a travelling or trip.
    2. A military enterprise or operation.
    3. A battle, fight or conflict.
    4. (figuratively) The happenings of life.
    5. (figuratively) Mortality; the final event of one's life.
  2. The happenings or accomplishments of a day:
    1. A day of fighting, tilting, or jousting.
    2. The amount of work set or completed in a day.
    3. A day's worth of travel or voyaging.
    4. A unit of distance equalling a the distance covered in a day of travel (around 20 miles)
    5. (rare) The fruits or results of a day or its work.
  3. A day (period of 24 hours).

Related terms[edit]


  • English: journey
  • Scots: jurney