Definitions for: Voyage

[n] a journey to some distant place
[n] an act of traveling by water
[v] travel by boat on a boat propelled by wind or by other means; "The QE2 will sail to Southampton tomorrow"

Webster (1913) Definition: Voy"age (?; 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.

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.

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

Voy"age, 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.

Voy"age, v. t.
To travel; to pass over; to traverse.

With what pain [I] voyaged the unreal, vast, unbounded
deep. --Milton.

Synonyms: navigate, ocean trip, sail

See Also: astrogate, crossing, cruise, cruise, journey, journey, journeying, sail, seafaring, space travel, spacefaring, spaceflight, travel, water travel

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