jour|ney1 W2S3 [ˈdʒə:ni US -ə:r-] n
[Date: 1100-1200; : Old French; Origin: journee 'day's journey', from jour 'day', from Latin diurnus; JOURNAL]
1.) especially BrE a time spent travelling from one place to another, especially over a long distance
American Equivalent: tripjourney to/from/between
my journey to China
a long slow journey from Odessa
journey through/across etc
our journey across Europe
the friends they made on the journey
I still use my car, but now I make fewer journeys .
We are going on a journey to a strange country.
We broke our journey to have a picnic.
the six-hour train journey home from London
The return journey was uneventful.
Have a safe journey .
To avoid a wasted journey , ring the number below to check that the event is still on.
On Thursday we set off on the final leg of our journey.
see usage notetravel2
2.) literary a long and often difficult process by which someone or something changes and develops
our journey through life
The novel is an account of his spiritual journey.
COLLOCATES for sense 1
make a journey
go on a journey (=make a long journey)
break a journey British English (=make a short stop in a journey)
car/train/bus journey
outward journey (=a journey to a place)
return journey (=a journey home from a place)
safe journey (=used especially to wish someone a good journey)
wasted journey (=one that did not achieve the result you wanted)
leg of a journey (=one part of a journey)
journey 2
journey2 v [I always + adverb/preposition]
literary to travel
They left the town and journeyed south.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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