voyage

Definitions

  • ON A VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY
    ON A VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v voyage travel on water propelled by wind or by other means "The QE2 will sail to Southampton tomorrow"
    • n voyage a journey to some distant place
    • n voyage an act of traveling by water
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Additional illustrations & photos:

LIVERPOOL: MERCHANTMEN SIGNING ON FOR OVERSEA VOYAGES LIVERPOOL: MERCHANTMEN SIGNING ON FOR OVERSEA VOYAGES
THE VOYAGE OF THE WEE RED CAP THE VOYAGE OF THE WEE RED CAP

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Captain Cook lost 41 of his 98 crew to scurvy (a lack of vitamin C) on his first voyage to the South Pacific in 1768. By 1795 the importance of eating citrus was realized, and lemon juice was issued on all British Navy ships.
    • Voyage Course; way.
    • Voyage Formerly, a passage either by sea or land; a journey, in general; but not chiefly limited to a passing by sea or water from one place, port, or country, to another; especially, a passing or journey by water to a distant place or country. "I love a sea voyage and a blustering tempest.""So steers the prudent crane
      Her annual voyage , borne on winds."
      "All the voyage of their life
      Is bound in shallows and in miseries."
    • Voyage The act or practice of traveling. "Nations have interknowledge of one another by voyage into foreign parts, or strangers that come to them."
    • v. i Voyage To take a voyage; especially, to sail or pass by water. "A mind forever Voyaging through strange seas of thought alone."
    • v. t Voyage To travel; to pass over; to traverse. "With what painI voyaged the unreal, vast, unbounded deep."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Columbus brought cacao (chocolate) beans back to Spain on his fourth voyage in 1502.
    • n voyage Formerly, a passage or journey by land or by sea; now only a journey or passage by sea or water from one place, port, or country to another, especially a passing or journey by water to a distant place or country: as, a voyage to India.
    • n voyage plural A book of voyages: used like travels.
    • n voyage The practice of traveling.
    • n voyage A way or course taken; an attempt or undertaking; an enterprise; an expedition.
    • n voyage = Syn. 1. Trip, Excursion, etc. (see journey), cruise, sail.
    • voyage To take a journey or voyage; especially, to sail or pass by water.
    • voyage To travel; pass over; traverse.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1831, Captain William Driver, a shipmaster from Salem, Massachusetts, left on one of his many world voyages. Friends presented him with a flag of 24 stars. As the banner opened to the ocean breeze, he exclaimed, "Old Glory." He kept his flag for many years, protecting it during the Civil War, until it was flown over the Tennessee capital. His "Old Glory" became a nickname for all American flags.
    • n Voyage voi′āj passage by water:
    • v.i Voyage to make a voyage, or to pass by water
    • v.t Voyage to traverse, pass over
    • n Voyage voi′āj (Shak.) an enterprise
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Quotations

  • Arnold Toynbee
    Arnold Toynbee
    “Civilization is a movement and not a condition, a voyage and not a harbor.”
  • Thomas Wolfe
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    “Death the last voyage, the longest, and the best.”
  • James Baldwin
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    “Voyagers discover that the world can never be larger than the person that is in the world; but it is impossible to foresee this, it is impossible to be warned.”
  • Thomas Hobbes
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    “I am about to take my last voyage, a great leap in the dark.”
  • Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
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    “No wind serves him who addresses his voyage to no certain port.”
  • Victor Hugo
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    “Life is a voyage.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. veage, viage, OF. veage, viage, veiage, voiage, F. voyage, LL. viaticum, fr. L. viaticum, traveling money, provision for a journey, from viaticus, belonging to a road or journey, fr. via, way, akin to E. way,. See Way (n.), and cf. Convey Deviate Devious Envoy Trivial Viaduct Viaticum
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. viaticum, travelling-money—L. via, a way.

Usage

In literature:

We are old friends, and that induced me to select this ship for my voyage.
"In the Eastern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
He intended next morning to commence his adventurous voyage down the Joliba.
"Great African Travellers" by W.H.G. Kingston
A long voyage before us of four, or it may be of five years.
"The Cruise of the Mary Rose" by William H. G. Kingston
I was soon myself again, and ready for the proposed voyage southward.
"Peter Trawl" by W. H. G. Kingston
Sailors are tried much in the same way, I fancy, as you will learn when making a voyage.
"My First Voyage to Southern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
We were afterwards to ascend the stream as far as it was navigable, a voyage which would occupy us some weeks.
"The Young Llanero" by W.H.G. Kingston
In 1541 Cartier made another, and last, voyage to Canada.
"French Pathfinders in North America" by William Henry Johnson
Mustapha, give him five pieces of gold, and we will have his Second Voyage to-morrow.
"The Pacha of Many Tales" by Frederick Marryat
I said he was a good enough fellow, but had this absurd voyage on the head.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition" by Robert Louis Stevenson
It was in June 1789 that he made preparations to start on his first voyage of discovery.
"The Pioneers" by R.M. Ballantyne
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In poetry:

From breaths of every sacred isle
By which my Muses move,
Released from battle's claim a while,
In Brendan voyage of Love;
"A Keynote [Extract]" by Bernard O Dowd
In the blue harbor of your eyes
Blow rains of melodious lights,
Dizzy suns and sails
Painting their voyage to endlessness.
"Maritime Poem" by Nizar Qabbani
Hail! voyagers, hail!
Time flies full fast; life soon is o'er;
And ye may mourn,
That hither borne,
Ye left behind our pleasant shore.
"The Land Of Love" by Herman Melville
How few are they that voyage through the night
On that eternal quest,
For that strange light beyond our light,
That rest beyond our rest.
"The Companions" by Alfred Noyes
Hail! voyagers, hail!
Whence e'er ye come, where'er ye rove,
No calmer strand,
No sweeter land,
Will e'er ye view, than the Land of Love!
"The Land Of Love" by Herman Melville
Dark, with shrouds of mist surrounded.
Rise the mountains from the shore,
Where the galleys of the Islesmen
Stand updrawn, their voyage o'er.
"Loch Buy" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell

In news:

Voyage-Air Guitar, Inc is invited back for an unprecedented third appearance on the ABC Television Network's hit show Shark Tank.
A kitten who survived a three-week ocean voyage from China to California in a storage container without food or water has a new home.
Or, The Whale, is one man's story of his voyage on the Pequod, a whaling ship in the 1800's.
Mitt Romney's overseas jaunt v. Obama's 2008 voyage: What a difference staffing makes.
The Voyager Pro UC's features work well.
A voyage into Civil War history.
How you can set a path to international voyages-- affordably.
Only 8 take maiden Hampton voyage.
Kim Marshall-Tilas has worked closely with Dr Roger Payne and Captain Iain Kerr over the last 9 years, during which this voyage has been in the making.
LIfeboat Prepares to Retrace Shackleton's Antarctic Voyage.
A crew of six British and Australian adventurers will re-enact Sir Ernest Shackleton's epic Antarctic small boat voyage.
Copy of "Voyage Around the World" student handout (HTML).
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau takes maiden voyage in enforcement.
Ticket to Titanic maiden voyage , dinner menu among items sold at auction in NYC.
The voyage of the Lucky Dragon (part III).
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In science:

Because it is relatively unreddened, it has been extensively studied in the UV with IUE, Voyager, HUT, HST and FUSE (e.g.
Far Ultraviolet Spectra of a Non-Radiative Shock Wave in the Cygnus Loop
Webber (1998) used data from the Pioneer and Voyager spacecraft as they travelled outward in the solar system where the weaker solar wind allows for the detection of lower-energy cosmic-rays.
H3+ in Diffuse Interstellar Clouds: a Tracer for the Cosmic-Ray Ionization Rate
The most famous of them on the Voyager spacecrafts, I RI S , returned mid-infrared spectra all along the visit of the four giant planets, from 1979 to 1986.
The Molecular Hydrogen Explorer H2EX
Voyagers and voyeurs: Supporting asynchronous collaborative visualization.
Widescope - A social platform for serious conversations on the Web
The same analysis can also be repeated for Uranus (P = 84.07 yr) for which no modern data covering a full orbital revolution were available at the time of the Anderson et al. (1995) work; as for Neptune, one radar-ranging distance measurement is available from the Voyager 2 flyby with Uranus (JD=2446455.25).
Test of the Pioneer anomaly with the Voyager 2 radio-ranging distance measurements to Uranus and Neptune
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