excursionist

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n excursionist a tourist who is visiting sights of interest
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Excursionist One who goes on an excursion, or pleasure trip.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n excursionist One who makes an excursion; specifically, a member of a company making a journey for pleasure.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Excursionist one who goes on a pleasure-trip
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. excursioex, out, currĕre, cursum, to run.

Usage

In literature:

When brakes carry excursionists from Holmwood, the brakes halt at the foot, and the visitors climb.
"Highways and Byways in Surrey" by Eric Parker
I shall say 'objectionable excursionists' in future.
"The Beth Book" by Sarah Grand
Several steamers arrive and depart daily loaded with excursionists.
"Fishing in British Columbia" by Thomas Wilson Lambert
The excursionist thinks of but little else during his stay there.
"ZigZag Journeys in Northern Lands;" by Hezekiah Butterworth
The excursionists went through the stables that were in good order, for the count was much interested in the cattle.
"The Grandee" by Armando Palacio Valdés
For the day Stokebridge was the great point of attraction for excursionists from all parts of Staffordshire.
"Facing Death" by G. A. Henty
The excursionists swarmed forth.
"John March, Southerner" by George W. Cable
The train out Hometon way was crammed with excursionists.
"A Canadian Bankclerk" by J. P. Buschlen
The expense would not be great, and might be partly borne by the excursionists themselves.
"The Hills and the Vale" by Richard Jefferies
He was very kind to the poor, and threw open a beautiful part of his park to excursionists all through the summer.
"Wanderings in South America" by Charles Waterton
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In poetry:

All placid except for the dip of the oar
Of the skiff, or the barge striking out from the shore,
While merry excursionists shout till the gale
Reverberates laughter through rigging and sail.
"Holiday Home." by Hattie Howard
Then near to the pond there's a beautiful green sward,
Where excursionists can dance until fatigue does them retard;
And if they feel thirsty, the Monikie water's near by,
Where they can quench their thirst if very dry.
"Beautiful Monikie" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

The Reluctant Excursionist's Survival Guide.
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