expedition

Definitions

  • THE EXPEDITION OF 1887
    THE EXPEDITION OF 1887
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n expedition a journey organized for a particular purpose
    • n expedition a journey taken for pleasure "many summer excursions to the shore","it was merely a pleasure trip","after cautious sashays into the field"
    • n expedition a military campaign designed to achieve a specific objective in a foreign country
    • n expedition the property of being prompt and efficient "it was done with dispatch"
    • n expedition an organized group of people undertaking a journey for a particular purpose "an expedition was sent to explore Mars"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

American Museum Expedition on the Red Deer River. Fossils secured along the banks were packed and loaded aboard the large scow and floated down the river to the railway station American Museum Expedition on the Red Deer River. Fossils secured along the banks were packed and loaded aboard the...

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Chinese, during the reign of Kublai Khan, used lions on hunting expeditions. They trained the big cats to pursue and drag down massive animals from wild bulls to bears and to stay with the kill until the hunter arrived.
    • Expedition A sending forth or setting forth the execution of some object of consequence; progress. "Putting it straight in expedition."
    • Expedition An important enterprise, implying a change of place; especially, a warlike enterprise; a march or a voyage with martial intentions; an excursion by a body of persons for a valuable end; as, a military, naval, exploring, or scientific expedition; also, the body of persons making such excursion. "The expedition miserably failed.""Narrative of the exploring expedition to the Rocky Mountains."
    • Expedition The quality of being expedite; efficient promptness; haste; dispatch; speed; quickness; as to carry the mail with expedition. "With winged expedition""Swift as the lightning glance."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n expedition The state of being freed from impediments; hence, expeditiousness; promptness; haste; speed; quickness; despatch.
    • n expedition The state of being expedited or put in motion; progress; march.
    • n expedition An excursion, journey, or voyage made by a company or body of persons for a specific purpose; also, such a body and its whole outfit: as, the expedition of Xerxes into Greece; Wilkes's exploring expedition; a trading expedition to the African coast.
    • n expedition Synonyms Celerity, nimbleness, alertness.
    • n expedition Trip, raid.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Expedition speed: promptness: any undertaking by a number of persons: a hostile march or voyage: those who form an expedition
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Quotations

  • John Newton
    John Newton
    “Zeal without knowledge is like expedition to a man in the dark.”

Idioms

On a fishing expedition - If someone is on a fishing expedition, they are trying to get information, often using incorrect or improper ways to find things out.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. expeditio,: cf.F. expédition,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. expedīre, -itumex, out, pes, pedis, a foot.

Usage

In literature:

Other expeditions started out from Spain to the New World.
"South America" by W. H. Koebel
But in the following spring an expedition to Vinland was really planned.
"Days of the Discoverers" by L. Lamprey
In March, 1811, he offered himself to Napoleon as an auxiliary in the expedition which he was preparing.
"History of the Expedition to Russia" by Count Philip de Segur
Ireland, French expedition against, sails from Brest, 455; expedition reaches, 456.
"Types of Naval Officers" by A. T. Mahan
In his warlike expeditions he is regarded, however, as chief of some tribes only.
"Narrative of a Mission to Central Africa Performed in the Years 1850-51, Volume 2" by James Richardson
The expeditions would then stand in the year 1025-1035, or 1030-1040, while Leif may have headed the first expedition, say in 1025.
"The Northmen, Columbus and Cabot, 985-1503" by Various
In a time of profound peace, the expedition of Argal was directed against it.
"The Life of George Washington, Vol. 1 (of 5)" by John Marshall
Before the purchase was made Jefferson had planned an expedition to explore this region, and Congress had voted money to carry out his plan.
"Stories of Later American History" by Wilbur F. Gordy
If not, I hope that I shall go with any expedition that will take place.
"With Clive in India" by G. A. Henty
Indeed, it was well known that Quebec was the objective point of the American expedition.
"The Bastonnais" by John Lesperance
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In poetry:

"Valued companion of my expeditions,
Wanderings, and my street perambulations,
What can be more deserving of my praises
Than my umbrella?
"My Umbrella" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
Success to all we undertake, impart,
And expedite the business and design
Of ev'ry one that has an honest heart,
That all, to bless thy holy name, may join.
"The Traveller's Prayer" by Rees Prichard
For either thy command, or thy permission
Lay hands on all: they are thy right and left.
The first puts on with speed and expedition;
The other curbs sinnes stealing pace and theft.
"Providence" by George Herbert
How easy 'twere
To seize his person in these expeditions,
And make an end of all! You shudder, sir -
Two Maronites, who fear the Lord, have offer
To share the danger of the enterprise,
Under a proper leader.
"Nathan The Wise - Act I" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

In news:

The vessel is described as the only five-star expedition-cruise ship in the world and.
Glaciologist Lonnie Thompson, who has led more than 50 expeditions onto the ice, would beg to differ.
Retracing an Ill-Fated Shackleton Expedition.
On Lindblad Expeditions' cruise dedicated to shutterbugs, passengers participate in wildlife watches and offshore excursions in Alaska's Inside Passage, guided by expert photographers.
A 10-day expedition sets out to trace the path of the explorer Hiram Bingham to the Incas' most sacred city.
Expedition Seeks To Save Florida's 'Terra Incognita '.
Carlton Ward Jr, leader of the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition, kayaks into the Everglades sunset.
Expedition members Carlton Ward Jr, left, Mallory Lykes Dimmitt and Joe Guthrie at Adams Ranch in Central Florida.
Toledo surgeon and newspaper columnist, Dr Hussain undertook a series of journeys to the Indus , culminating with an expedition to locate its source high in the Himalayas.
Toledo surgeon and newspaper columnist, Dr Hussain undertook a series of journeys to the Indus, culminating with an expedition to locate its source high in the Himalayas.
Feds' Inept Fishing Expedition Sinks Scientist.
An author's instructive fishing expedition.
James River Expedition 2012.
Retracing the water route of the Lewis and Clark expedition .
Zedler and Best Buy's logistics team has also realized huge savings in expedited shipping costs by deploying retail items to the local warehouse in advance of sale date.
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In science:

We say Y ∈ {0, 1}m is ǫ-close to the uniform distribution Um on This work was supported in part by the NSF Expeditions in Computing Program under grant CCF-0832824.
Linear Transformations for Randomness Extraction
This work was supported in part by the NSF Expeditions in Computing Program under grant CCF-0832824.
Efficiently Extracting Randomness from Imperfect Stochastic Processes
With this methodology a DCC can drastically reduce the cost of investment and expedite the internal review board (IRB) approval process among participating centers. In following sections, we first introduce about Grid Computing and Cloud Computing.
C-PASS-PC: A Cloud-driven Prototype of Multi-Center Proactive Surveillance System for Prostate Cancer
This is to reduce the number of active SFMC particles and thereby expedite the radiative transfer calculation.
Dwarf Galaxies with Ionizing Radiation Feedback. I: Escape of Ionizing Photons
This is to exclude the densest portion of stellar disk so that the radiative transport calculation is expedited.
Dwarf Galaxies with Ionizing Radiation Feedback. I: Escape of Ionizing Photons
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