Definition of trip noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//trɪp//
    ; NAmE NAmE//trɪp//
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  1. 1  a journey to a place and back again, especially a short one for pleasure or a particular purpose Did you have a good trip? We went on a trip to the mountains. a day trip (= lasting a day) a boat/coach trip a business/school/shopping trip They took a trip down the river. We had to make several trips to bring all the equipment over. see also ego trip, field trip, round trip Synonymstripjourney tour expedition excursion outing day outThese are all words for an act of travelling to a place.trip an act of travelling from one place to another, and usually back again:a business trip a five-minute trip by taxijourney an act of travelling from one place to another, especially when they are a long way apart:a long and difficult journey across the mountainstrip or journey?A trip usually involves you going to a place and back again; a journey is usually one-way. A trip is often shorter than a journey, although it does not have to be:a trip to New York a round-the-world trip. It is often short in time, even if it is long in distance. Journey is more often used when the travelling takes a long time and is difficult. In North American English journey is not used for short trips(British English) What is your journey to work like?tour a journey made for pleasure during which several different places are visited:a tour of Bavariaexpedition an organized journey with a particular purpose, especially to find out about a place that is not well known:the first expedition to the South Poleexcursion a short trip made for pleasure, especially one that has been organized for a group of people:We went on an all-day excursion to the island.outing a short trip made for pleasure or education, usually with a group of people and lasting no more than a day:The children were on a day’s outing from school.day out a trip to somewhere for a day, especially for pleasure:We had a day out at the beach.Patterns a(n) foreign/​overseas trip/​journey/​tour/​expedition a bus/​coach/​train/​rail trip/​journey/​tour to go on a(n) trip/​journey/​tour/​expedition/​excursion/​outing/​day out to set out/​off on a(n) trip/​journey/​tour/​expedition/​excursion to make a(n) trip/​journey/​tour/​expedition/​excursion CollocationsTravel and tourismHolidays/​vacations have/​take (British English) a holiday/(North American English) a vacation/​a break/​a day off/(British English) a gap year go on/​be on holiday/​vacation/​leave/​honeymoon/​safari/​a trip/​a tour/​a cruise/​a pilgrimage go backpacking/​camping/​hitchhiking/​sightseeing plan a trip/​a holiday/​a vacation/​your itinerary book accommodation/​a hotel room/​a flight/​tickets have/​make/​cancel a reservation/(especially British English) booking rent a villa/(both British English) a holiday home/​a holiday cottage (especially British English) hire/ (especially North American English) rent a car/​bicycle/​moped stay in a hotel/​a bed and breakfast/​a youth hostel/​a villa/(both British English) a holiday home/​a caravan cost/​charge $100 a/​per night for a single/​double/​twin/​standard/(British English) en suite room check into/​out of a hotel/​a motel/​your room pack/​unpack your suitcase/​bags call/​order room service cancel/​cut short a trip/​holiday/​vacationForeign travel apply for/​get/​renew a/​your passport take out/​buy/​get travel insurance catch/​miss your plane/​train/​ferry/​connecting flight fly (in)/travel in business/​economy class make/​have a brief/​two-day/​twelve-hour stopover/(North American English also) layover in Hong Kong experience/​cause/​lead to delays check (in)/collect/​get/​lose (your) (especially British English) luggage/(especially North American English) baggage be charged for/​pay excess baggage board/​get on/​leave/​get off the aircraft/​plane/​ship/​ferry taxi down/​leave/​approach/​hit/​overshoot the runway experience/​hit/​encounter severe turbulence suffer from/​recover from/​get over your jet lag/​travel sicknessThe tourist industry attract/​draw/​bring tourists/​visitors encourage/​promote/​hurt tourism promote/​develop ecotourism build/​develop/​visit a tourist/​holiday/(especially British English) seaside/​beach/​ski resort work for/​be operated by a major hotel chain be served by/​compete with low-cost/(especially North American English) low-fare/​budget airlines book something through/​make a booking through/​use a travel agent contact/​check with your travel agent/​tour operator book/​be on/​go on a package deal/​holiday/​tour buy/​bring back (tacky/​overpriced) souvenirs
  2. 2(slang) the experience that somebody has if they take a powerful drug that affects the mind and makes them imagine things an acid (= LSD) trip
  3. 3an act of falling or nearly falling down, because you hit your foot against something
  4. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French triper, from Middle Dutch trippen ‘to skip, hop’.Extra examples Don’t make a special trip just to get my newspaper. Enjoy your trip! From London to Oxford and back is a round trip of over a hundred miles. From São Paulo to Rio and back is a round trip of five hundred miles. From here visitors can take a boat trip along the coast to Lundy Island. He makes frequent trips to Poland. He set off on a road trip from Rhode Island to California. He’s just back from a trip to Alaska. I had to cut short my trip when my wallet was stolen. In their last two away trips, Everton were defeated by Spurs. My last trip abroad was two years ago. My wife is away on a business trip. The first prize is a free trip to New York. The food alone made the trip worthwhile. The rest of our trip was uneventful. The trip home took us five hours! They are hoping to complete the trip in four days. They saved for years for their trip of a lifetime to Hawaii. We went on a day trip to the beach. Well, have a safe trip back! a field trip to the Science Museum a five-minute trip by taxi a geography field trip to study a limestone landscape a school trip to Washington, DC her dream trip to New Zealand Because of bad weather conditions, the trip was cancelled. From London to Oxford is a round trip of over 100 miles. From here you can take a trip to the temples. He goes on regular business trips. They had to make several trips to bring all the equipment over. Tomorrow there will be a boat trip to the island. We used to go on school trips to France when we were kids.Idioms (informal) things you say to somebody in order to make them feel guilty about something Don't lay a guilt trip on your child about schoolwork.
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