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Main Entry: 1jourˇney
Pronunciation: primarystressjschwar-nemacron
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural journeys
Etymology: Middle English journey "a trip, travel," from early French journee "day's work, day's journey," from jour "day," derived from Latin diurnus "of a day, daily," from dies "day" --related to DIARY, JOURNAL
: travel from one place to another
Word History The Latin word dies means "day," and diurnus means "of a day." From these two Latin words came the early French jour, meaning "day," and journee, meaning "a day's work, a day's travel." Journee was borrowed into Middle English with both of its meanings, but only the second one, "a day's travel," came into widespread use. The modern form journey now refers to travel without regard to the amount of time taken. The English word journal can also be traced back to the Latin dies. From the adjective diurnus, the word diurnalis, meaning "daily," was formed. This was taken into French as journal. In this form it was borrowed into Middle English. It was at first also used to mean "daily," but it is now found only as a noun in English.
synonyms JOURNEY, TRIP, TOUR mean travel from one place to another. JOURNEY usually suggests that one travels a long distance and often that the traveling may be dangerous or difficult <a long journey across the desert>. TRIP suggests that the traveling is brief, swift, or ordinary <our weekly trip to the supermarket>. TOUR suggests a journey with several stopping places and an end at the place where one began <the sightseers took a tour of the city>.

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