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See also: Journey
From Middle English journe, jorney, 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”). Displaced native Old English færeld.
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈd͡ʒɝni/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈd͡ʒɜːni/
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- Rhymes: -ɜː(ɹ)ni
journey (plural journeys)
- A set amount of travelling, seen as a single unit; a discrete trip, a voyage.
- The journey to London takes two hours by train.
- 1807, William Wordsworth, “Star Gazers”, in Poems, in Two Volumes, volume I, London: […] Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, […], →OCLC, page 88:
- Or is it, that when human Souls a journey long have had, / And are returned into themselves, they cannot be but sad?
- (figuratively) Any process or progression likened to a journey, especially one that involves difficulties or personal development.
- the journey to political freedom
- my journey of dealing with grief
- 2012 March-April, Terrence J. Sejnowski, “Well-connected Brains”, in American Scientist, volume 100, number 2, page 171:
- Creating a complete map of the human connectome would therefore be a monumental milestone but not the end of the journey to understanding how our brains work.
- (obsolete) A day.
- (obsolete) A day's travelling; the distance travelled in a day.
- (obsolete) A day's work.
- 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, “vij”, in Le Morte Darthur, book VI:
- 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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- The weight of finished coins delivered at one time to the Master of the Mint.
- (collective, colloquial) A group of giraffes.
- See also Thesaurus:journey
trip, a voyage
process or progression likened to a journey
journey (third-person singular simple present journeys, present participle journeying, simple past and past participle journeyed)
to travel, to make a trip or voyage
- “journey”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.
- “journey”, in The Century Dictionary […], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.
- journey at OneLook Dictionary Search
- Alternative form of journe
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