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Meaning of voyage by Wiktionary Dictionary



    Middle English viage, from Anglo-Norman viage, from Old French voiage, from Latin viaticum. The modern spelling is under the influence of Modern French voyage .


    • Rhymes: -eɪdʒ


    voyage ( plural: voyages )

    1. A long journey; especially by ship .

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Explanation of voyage by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. travel on water propelled by wind or by other means

    1. a journey to some distant place

    2. an act of traveling by water

    Definition of voyage by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Voyage ( ?; 48 ), n. [OE. veage, viage, OF. veage, viage, veiage, voiage, F. voyage, LL. viaticum, fr. L. viaticum traveling money, provision for a journey, from viaticus belonging to a road or journey, fr. via way, akin to E. way. See Way, n., and cf. Convey, Deviate, Devious, Envoy, Trivial, Viaduct, Viaticum.]

      1. Formerly, a passage either by sea or land; a journey, in general; but not chiefly limited to a passing by sea or water from one place, port, or country, to another; especially, a passing or journey by water to a distant place or country.

      I love a sea voyage and a blustering tempest. J. Fletcher.

      So steers the prudent crane

      Her annual voyage, borne on winds. Milton.

      All the voyage of their life

      Is bound in shallows and in miseries. Shak.

      2. The act or practice of traveling. [Obs.]

      Nations have interknowledge of one another by voyage into foreign parts, or strangers that come to them. Bacon.

      3. Course; way. [Obs.] Shak.

    2. Voyage, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Voyaged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Voyaging] [Cf. F. voyager.] To take a voyage; especially, to sail or pass by water.

      A mind forever

      Voyaging through strange seas of thought alone. Wordsworth.

    3. Voyage, v. t. To travel; to pass over; to traverse.

      With what pain

      [I] voyaged the unreal, vast, unbounded deep. Milton.