[ɛkskˈɜːʃən], [ɛkskˈɜːʃən], [ɛ_k_s_k_ˈɜː_ʃ_ə_n]

Definitions of excursion:

  1.   A running or going out or forth; an expedition; a sally.
  2.   Deviation from a prescribed course; a going beyond fixed limits; a digression; a trip for health or pleasure.
  3.   wandering from the main path of a journey
  4.   a journey taken for pleasure; " many summer excursions to the shore"; " it was merely a pleasure trip"; " after cautious sashays into the field"
  5.   A pleasure trip; a short or rapid tour.
  6.   A going forth: an expedition: a trip for pleasure or health: a wandering from the main subject: a digression.
  7.   A digression.
  8.   A journey chiefly for recreation; a pleasure trip; a brief tour; as, an excursion into the country.
  9.   Length of stroke, as of a piston; stroke. [ An awkward use of the word.]
  10.   An expedition; ramble; digression; pleasure trip.
  11.   A pleasure- trip; a short tour; a ramble; a digression; a wandering from the subject or main design.
  12.   A body of excursionists.
  13.   A wandering from a subject; digression.
  14.   A short journey; trip for pleasure.

Antonyms for excursion:

motif, question, motive, topic, theme, matter.

Quotes for excursion:

  1. Learning should be a joy and full of excitement. It is life's greatest adventure; it is an illustrated excursion into the minds of the noble and the learned. – Taylor Caldwell
  2. Science and art, or by the same token, poetry and prose differ from one another like a journey and an excursion The purpose of the journey is its goal, the purpose of an excursion is the process. – Franz Grillparzer
  3. I had no inducement to proceed further into the interior. I had been sufficiently disappointed in the termination of this excursion and the track before me was still less inviting. – Charles Sturt
  4. The excursion is the same when you go looking for your sorrow as when you go looking for your joy. – Eudora Welty

Usage examples for excursion:

  1. All parties would be happier for an excursion – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. He had waited too long for his great excursion – A Daughter of the Middle Border by Hamlin Garland
  3. She was as eager and as interested in their midnight excursion as any young girl could have been. ” – Madge Morton's Trust by Amy D. V. Chalmers
  4. “ I am sorry we can't go on with the excursion but we can't, you know. ” – The Good Comrade by Una L. Silberrad
  5. My father planned the excursion to the mountains and led the party. ” – Northwest! by Harold Bindloss
  6. Besides these presents, not a day passed without some excursion to the country or party at the theatre; that fortnight must have cost me four hundred guineas at the least. ” – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  7. This is the Captain Playter, senior, of whom we have already spoken in our excursion up the valley of the Don. ” – Toronto of Old by Henry Scadding
  8. The evening was closing in fast now, and the men began to move about more as if making preparations for some excursion which they had in view. ” – A Dash from Diamond City by George Manville Fenn
  9. So an excursion was arranged for the next day. ” – That Fortune by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009
  10. In the afternoon I landed again, accompanied by Captain Clerke, with a view to make another excursion up the country. ” – A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 16 by Robert Kerr
  11. On the 13th of March, 1722, their Catholic Majesties returned from their excursion to the Retiro. ” – The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete by Duc de Saint-Simon
  12. He answered the door himself, having only the moment before returned from his Sunday's excursion i. ” – Ten Thousand a-Year. Volume 1. by Samuel Warren
  13. And these words they go on singing for an hour together, in the event of the absence of any of their relatives or friends upon a hunting or war excursion – Journals Of Two Expeditions Of Discovery In North-West And Western Australia, Vol. 2 (of 2) by George Grey
  14. On the following day I made an excursion with Scott and the young ladies to Dryburgh Abbey. ” – Abbotsford and Newstead Abbey by Washington Irving
  15. Almost every family in Briarfield was absent on an excursion – Shirley by Charlotte Brontë
  16. “ " If you've honestly meant to begin again, I have certainly no wish to interfere," remarked Ordway, ignoring the other's excursion into the field of philosophy. ” – The Ancient Law by Ellen Glasgow
  17. “ I daresay this young lady liked her excursion to town well enough. ” – Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  18. It was easy to see that they were not in the habit of coming away from their place, wherever it was; and I wondered whether they were finding their account in the present excursion – An Open-Eyed Conspiracy--An Idyl of Saratoga by William Dean Howells
  19. Anyway, he is entitled to a little excursion 'all by his lonely, ' as he puts it. ” – Boy Scouts in an Airship by G. Harvey Ralphson
  20. The voyage was in fact, even at this time of year, a most agreeable excursion – A New Voyage Round the World, in the years 1823, 24, 25, and 26, Vol. 2 by Otto von Kotzebue

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