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


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
A trip to Scotland followed, and the excursionists were received in Glasgow with music and salute of guns.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 3" by Various
The time may be extended beyond forty days by a majority vote of the excursionists.
"The Galaxy, May, 1877" by Various
Why are seasick excursionists like a strong opposition in Congress?
"The Handbook of Conundrums" by Edith B. Ordway
How is it that homeward-bound excursionists always sing?
"Windyridge" by W. Riley
But a good many other excursionists have landed there, and most of them have told about it, in one way and another.
"The Ship Dwellers" by Albert Bigelow Paine
Some of the women excursionists at the farm that afternoon seemed to be possessed of the same instinct.
"God's Green Country" by Ethel M. Chapman
She little dreamed what lay before those excursionists.
"One of My Sons" by Anna Katharine Green
The stream of Sunday excursionists had not yet flowed into that quiet corner.
"The Song of Songs" by Hermann Sudermann
Some even seek to avoid the patronage of the excursionists.
"The Niagara River" by Archer Butler Hulbert
The young surgeon went home to Midlandshire with his fellow-excursionists, when the appointed Monday came round.
"The Doctor's Wife" by M. E. Braddon

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.