jaunt

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v jaunt make a trip for pleasure
    • n jaunt a journey taken for pleasure "many summer excursions to the shore","it was merely a pleasure trip","after cautious sashays into the field"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Jaunt A short excursion for pleasure or refreshment; a ramble; a short journey.
    • Jaunt A wearisome journey. "Our Savior, meek, and with untroubled mind
      After his aëry jaunt , though hurried sore.
      Hungry and cold, betook him to his rest."
    • v. t Jaunt To jolt; to jounce.
    • Jaunt To ramble here and there; to stroll; to make an excursion.
    • Jaunt To ride on a jaunting car.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • jaunt Same as jaunce.
    • jaunt Same as jaunce, 2.
    • jaunt To wander here and there; ramble; make an excursion, especially for pleasure.
    • n jaunt A jolting; a shaking up, as by much walking.
    • n jaunt A ramble; an excursion; a short journey, especially one made for pleasure.
    • n jaunt Synonyms Trip, tour, stroll.
    • n jaunt A sneer; gibe; taunt.
    • n jaunt A felly of a wheel.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Jaunt jänt to go from place to place: to make an excursion
    • n Jaunt an excursion: a ramble
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Scot. jaunder, to ramble, jaunt, to taunt, jeer, dial. Sw. ganta, to play the buffoon, romp, jest; perh. akin to E. jump,. Cf. Jaunce

Usage

In literature:

Making the affair a pleasure jaunt the lads lost no time in loading the cases aboard the truck.
"Boy Scouts in the North Sea" by G. Harvey Ralphson
Pisa, a jaunt to, iii, 81.
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster
When I was in Ireland, I ordered the brightest jaunting-car that ever was seen.
"The Letters of Charles Dickens" by Charles Dickens
That year he made another of his leisurely jaunts, nominally on business, this time to Virginia.
"Washington Irving" by Henry W. Boynton
He shaped first-rate, so one day we thought we'd leave him to it while we went off for a jaunt.
"Prescott of Saskatchewan" by Harold Bindloss
In my numerous Rocky Mountain jaunts not one was seen.
"Birds of the Rockies" by Leander Sylvester Keyser
This is no jaunt at all for me.
"The Forester's Daughter" by Hamlin Garland
In a spring jaunt to southern Mississippi, I was fortunate enough to find a nest in a half-decayed snag.
"Our Bird Comrades" by Leander S. (Leander Sylvester) Keyser
One day on one of our jaunts we came to a little old log house near the foot of a densely timbered ridge.
"The Story of a Common Soldier of Army Life in the Civil War, 1861-1865" by Leander Stillwell
I do want to prolong our jaunt, you see.
"The Trail of the Hawk" by Sinclair Lewis
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In poetry:

There's Cabs on Stands
And Shandthry danns;
There's Waggons from New York here;
There's Lapland Sleighs
Have cross'd the seas,
And Jaunting Cyars from Cork here.
"The Crystal Palace" by William Makepeace Thackeray

In news:

WHEN SONGWRITER LOUISE TAYLOR CALLED ME THIS morning, she was far from her home in Arkansas working on a new album in the Bay Area and preparing for a jaunt up to Arcata where she performs a solo house concert Friday, June 10.
I popped into Sherpa 's on Walnut one recent afternoon for the same reason I always go: I had first-time visitors with me, and an inaugural Boulder jaunt without a stop by Sherpa 's seems sorely lacking.
Historical novel a jaunt through romanticized America.
Suborbital space travel is on the verge of a renaissance, experts say, with short jaunts to the edge of space becoming more popular for research and soon to be available to tourists.
Looking for easy-to-moderate mountain-biking jaunts with sweet singletrack.
Zebra, Mini Horse Corralled After NYC Street Jaunt.
An enjoyable jaunt around the neighborhood with your dog can take a decidedly unpleasant turn when your beloved pet enthusiastically buries his nose in garbage, rotten food or.
Guess who'll cook your lunch on a jaunt to LaGrange, Ga.
Rihanna apologized Tuesday to journalists and fans who had joined her on her 777 Tour — a jaunt through seven countries for seven concerts in seven days.
Guess who cooked my lunch on a jaunt to LaGrange, Georgia.
Joys of a Japanese Jaunt.
Joy's Jaunt: The new Perot Museum in Dallas is interactive heaven .
After canceling a few shows of his tour, Rick Ross squashes the rest of the jaunt.
Their 20-city North American jaunt kicks off July 14 in Montreal, Quebec and winds down on Sept 2 in Orlando.
It's cheaper than ever to take a quick jaunt to Mexico's vibrant capital city.
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In science:

On the evening of Monday 18 July 1910, Gore was crossing Grafton Street, Dublin, when he failed to see a jaunting car (138) approaching.
John Ellard Gore: of immensity and minuteness
The driver of the jaunting car was indicted for causing Gore‘s death, but was subsequently acquitted. The judge said ―There was no doubt about it, that any person crossing the streets of Dublin took his life in his hands‖ (6).
John Ellard Gore: of immensity and minuteness
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