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Meaning of EXCURSION

Pronunciation:  ik'skurzhun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  wandering from the main path of a journey
  2. [n]  a journey taken for pleasure; "many summer excursions to the shore"; "it was merely a pleasure trip"; "after cautious sashays into the field"

EXCURSION is a 9 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: digression, expedition, jaunt, junket, outing, pleasure trip, sashay
 See Also: airing, field trip, journey, journeying



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ex*cur"sion\ [L. excursio: cf. F. excursion. See
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.

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}.

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