journey - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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  1. 1
    an occasion when you travel from one place to another, especially when there is a long distance between the places

    We had a long journey ahead of us.

    Our parents wished us a safe journey as we drove away.

    journey to/from/through etc:

    It’s a seven-hour journey to Boston from here.

    make a journey:

    He makes the journey to Moscow three times a year.

    start/set out on/set off on a journey:

    They set off on the long journey home.

    train/car/bus etc journey:

    They now faced a twelve-hour train journey.

    outward/return journey (=the journey away from/back to your home):

    an accident during the return journey

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  2. 2
    literary a process of changing and developing over a period of time

    a spiritual journey

    our journey through life