expedition - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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  1. 1
    a long journey organized for a particular purpose, especially to a dangerous or distant place
    expedition to:

    the 1910 expedition to Antarctica led by Captain Scott

    make/mount/undertake an expedition:

    We are hoping to mount the first manned expedition to Mars by 2020.

    on an expedition:

    She died while on an expedition to Peru to study nocturnal mammals.

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    1. a.
      a group of people who go on an expedition

      The expedition successfully reached the top of Mt Everest.

  2. 2
    a short journey somewhere, especially for pleasure

    We plan to go on a shopping expedition.

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  3. 3
    a long journey made by soldiers in order to attack a particular place or group of people

    Rumours spread amongst the rebels that a massive punitive expedition against them was being prepared.