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



BrE BrE//ˈvɔɪɪdʒ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvɔɪɪdʒ//
Travelling by boat or ship
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a long journey, especially by sea or in space an around-the-world voyage a voyage in space The Titanic sank on its maiden voyage (= first journey). (figurative) Going to college can be a voyage of self-discovery. Darwin’s epic voyage of exploration Wordfindercolonize, discover, explore, pioneer, reconnaissance, scout, settle, terrain, territory, voyage See related entries: Travelling by boat or ship Word OriginMiddle English (as a noun denoting a journey): from Old French voiage, from Latin viaticum ‘provisions for a journey’ (in late Latin ‘journey’).Extra examples Lady Franklin kept a journal during the voyage. The Titanic sank in April 1912 on its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York. The ship completed her maiden voyage in May. There were mainly scientists on the voyage. Bering’s voyage of discovery was one of many scientific expeditions in the 18th century. The Titanic sank on its maiden voyage. The ship began its return voyage to Europe. The ship was badly damaged during the voyage from Plymouth. They set off on their voyage around the world. Writing a biography can be an absorbing voyage of discovery.
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