pilgrimage

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English pilgrimage.

Noun[edit]

pilgrimage (plural pilgrimages)

  1. A journey made to a sacred place, or a religious journey.
    In the Muslim faith, the pilgrimage to Mecca is known as the Hajj.
  2. (by extension) A visit to any site revered or associated with a meaningful event.
    Each year we made a pilgrimage to New York City to visit the pub where we all first met.

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Verb[edit]

pilgrimage (third-person singular simple present pilgrimages, present participle pilgrimaging, simple past and past participle pilgrimaged)

  1. To go on a pilgrimage.

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Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

pilgrimage (plural pilgrimages)

  1. pilgrimage
    • late 14th c. Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales. General Prologue: 12-14.
      Thanne longen folk to goon on pilgrimages
      And palmeres for to seken straunge strondes
      To ferne halwes, kowthe in sondry londes;
      Then folk do long to go on pilgrimage,
      And palmers to go seeking out strange strands,
      To distant shrines well known in distant lands.

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