From Middle English journe, jorney, from Old French jornee, from Medieval Latin diurnata (“a day's work, a day's journey, a fixed day, a day”), from Latin diurnus (“daily”), from diēs (“day”). Displaced native reys.
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈd͡ʒɝni/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈd͡ʒɜːni/
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- Rhymes: -ɜː(ɹ)ni
journey (plural journeys)
- A set amount of travelling, seen as a single unit; a discrete trip, a voyage.
- The journey to London takes two hours by train.
- (figuratively) Any process or progression likened to a journey, especially one that involves difficulties or personal development.
- the journey to political freedom
- my journey of dealing with grief
- (obsolete) A day.
- (obsolete) A day's travelling; the distance travelled in a day.
- (obsolete) A day's work.
- 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, “vij”, in Le Morte Darthur, book VI:
- But whan ye haue done that Iourney ye shal promyse me as ye are a true knyght for to go with me and to helpe me / and other damoysels that are distressid dayly with a fals knyghte / All your entente damoysel and desyre I wylle fulfylle / soo ye wyl brynge me vnto this knyghte
- The weight of finished coins delivered at one time to the Master of the Mint.
- (collective, colloquial) A group of giraffes.
- See also Thesaurus:journey
- journey in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- journey in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
- journey at OneLook Dictionary Search
- Alternative form of