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



    BrE BrE//səˈfɑːri//
    ; NAmE NAmE//səˈfɑːri//
    [uncountable, countable] Types of holiday/vacation
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  1. 1a trip to see or hunt wild animals, especially in east or southern Africa to be/go on safari Wordfinderchase, falconry, game, hunt, open season, pack, poach, prey, safari, trail See related entries: Types of holiday/vacation
  2. 2(East African English) a journey; a period of time spent travelling or when you are not at home or work I just got back from a month-long safari. It arrived while I was on safari.
  3. Word Originlate 19th cent.: from Kiswahili, from Arabic safara ‘to travel’. Wordfindercommute, departure, destination, excursion, expedition, itinerary, journey, pilgrimage, safari, travel
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