excursion Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun a journey taken for pleasure
sashay; expedition; outing; pleasure trip; jaunt; junket.
- many summer excursions to the shore
- it was merely a pleasure trip
- after cautious sashays into the field
noun wandering from the main path of a journey
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.
A journey chiefly for recreation; a pleasure trip; a brief tour; as, an. excursioninto the country
A wandering from a subject; digression.
I am not in a scribbling mood, and shall therefore make no excursions. Cowper.
(Mach.) Length of stroke, as of a piston; stroke. [An awkward use of the word.] Syn. -- Journey; tour; ramble; jaunt. See Journey.
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