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Webster 1913 Edition


Voyage

Voy′age

(?; 48)
,
Noun.
[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
,
Noun.
, 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.
Shakespeare
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.

Voy′age

,
Verb.
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.

Voy′age

,
Verb.
T.
To travel; to pass over; to traverse.
With what pain
[I]
voyaged
the unreal, vast, unbounded deep.
Milton.

Webster 1828 Edition


Voyage

VOYAGE

, n.
1.
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. Captain L. made more than a hundred voyages to the West Indies. A voyage over lake Superior is like a voyage to Bermuda.
2.
The practice of traveling. [Not in use.]

VOYAGE

,
Verb.
I.
To sail or pass by water.

VOYAGE

,
Verb.
T.
To travel; to pass over.
I with pain Voyagd th unreal, vast, unbounded deep.

Definition 2022


voyage

voyage

See also: voyagé

English

Noun

voyage (plural voyages)

  1. A long journey, especially by ship.
    • J. Fletcher
      I love a sea voyage and a blustering tempest.
    • Shakespeare
      All the voyage of their life / Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
  2. (obsolete) The act or practice of travelling.
    • Francis Bacon
      Nations have interknowledge of one another by voyage into foreign parts, or strangers that come to them.

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Verb

voyage (third-person singular simple present voyages, present participle voyaging, simple past and past participle voyaged)

  1. To go on a long journey.
    • Wordsworth
      A mind forever voyaging through strange seas of thought alone.

French

Etymology

From Old French voiage, viage, veiage, from Latin viaticum.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /vwa.jaʒ/
  • Homophones: voyagent, voyages
  • Hyphenation: voi‧iage
  • Rhymes: -ɑʒ

Noun

voyage m (plural voyages)

  1. trip, travel

Verb

voyage

  1. first-person singular present indicative of voyager
  2. third-person singular present indicative of voyager
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of voyager
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of voyager
  5. second-person singular imperative of voyager

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