excursion

[ɛkskˈɜːʃən], [ɛkskˈɜːʃən], [ɛ_k_s_k_ˈɜː_ʃ_ə_n]

Definitions of excursion:

  1.   A going forth: an expedition: a trip for pleasure or health: a wandering from the main subject: a digression. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2.   An expedition; ramble; digression; pleasure trip. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  3.   A pleasure trip; a short or rapid tour. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4.   A pleasure- trip; a short tour; a ramble; a digression; a wandering from the subject or main design. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5.   Deviation from a prescribed course; a going beyond fixed limits; a digression; a trip for health or pleasure. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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. 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
  2. My father planned the excursion to the mountains and led the party. ” – Northwest! by Harold Bindloss
  3. So an excursion was arranged for the next day. ” – That Fortune by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009
  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. “ I daresay this young lady liked her excursion to town well enough. ” – Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  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. 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
  9. 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
  10. On the following day I made an excursion with Scott and the young ladies to Dryburgh Abbey. ” – Abbotsford and Newstead Abbey by Washington Irving

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