excursion

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Excursion \Ex*cur"sion\ [L. excursio: cf. F. excursion. See {Excurrent}.]

1. A running or going out or forth; an expedition; a sally.

Far on excursion toward the gates of hell. --Milton.

They would make excursions and waste the country. --Holland.

2. A journey chiefly for recreation; a pleasure trip; a brief tour; as, an excursion into the country.

3. A wandering from a subject; digression.

I am not in a scribbling mood, and shall therefore make no excursions. --Cowper.

4. (Mach.) Length of stroke, as of a piston; stroke. [An awkward use of the word.]

Syn: Journey; tour; ramble; jaunt. See {Journey}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

excursion

noun

1: a journey taken for pleasure; "many summer excursions to the shore"; "it was merely a pleasure trip"; "after cautious sashays into the field" [syn: {excursion}, {jaunt}, {outing}, {junket}, {pleasure trip}, {expedition}, {sashay}]

2: wandering from the main path of a journey [syn: {digression}, {excursion}]

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