- a journey, especially a long one, made to some sacred place as an act of religious devotion: a pilgrimage to Lourdes.
- the Pilgrimage,hajj.
- any long journey, especially one undertaken as a quest or for a votive purpose, as to pay homage: a pilgrimage to the grave of Shakespeare.
verb (used without object), pil·grim·aged, pil·grim·ag·ing.
- to make a pilgrimage.
- a journey to a shrine or other sacred place
- a journey or long search made for exalted or sentimental reasons
- (intr) to make a pilgrimage
n.late 13c., pelrimage; from pilgrim + -age and also from Old French pelrimage, pelerinage “pilgrimage, distant journey, crusade,” from peleriner “to go on a pilgrimage.” Modern spelling from early 14c.