1. a course of travel or passage, especially a long journey by water to a distant place.
  2. a passage through air or space, as a flight in an airplane or space vehicle.
  3. a journey or expedition from one place to another by land.
  4. Often voyages. journeys or travels as the subject of a written account, or the account itself: the voyages of Marco Polo.
  5. Obsolete. an enterprise or undertaking.

verb (used without object), voy·aged, voy·ag·ing.

  1. to make or take a voyage; travel; journey.

verb (used with object), voy·aged, voy·ag·ing.

  1. to traverse by a voyage: to voyage the seven seas.


  1. a journey, travel, or passage, esp one to a distant land or by sea or air
  2. obsolete an ambitious project


  1. to travel over or traverse (something)we will voyage to Africa

c.1300, from Old French veiage “travel, journey,” from Late Latin viaticum “a journey” (in classical Latin “provisions for a journey”), noun use of neuter of viaticus “of or for a journey,” from via “road, journey, travel.”


late 15c., from voyage (n.). Related: Voyaged; voyaging.

see maiden voyage.

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