Definitions for Pilgrimageˈpɪl grə mɪdʒ

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word Pilgrimage

Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pil•grim•ageˈpɪl grə mɪdʒ(n.)

  1. a journey, esp. a long one, made to some sacred place as an act of religious devotion.

    Category: Religion

  2. any long journey, esp. one undertaken as a quest or act of devotion.

Origin of pilgrimage:

1200–50; ME pilegrimage; r. earlier pelrimage, alter. of OF pelerinage

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pilgrimage, pilgrim's journey(noun)

    a journey to a sacred place

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. pilgrimage(noun)ˈpɪl grə mɪdʒ

    the journey taken by a pilgrim

    a pilgrimage to Mecca


  1. pilgrimage(Noun)

    A journey made to a sacred place, or a religious journey.

    In the Muslim faith, the pilgrimage to Mecca is known as the Hajj.

  2. pilgrimage(Noun)

    A visit to any site revered or associated with a meaningful event.

    Each year we made a pilgrimage to New York City to visit the pub where we all first met.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pilgrimage(noun)

    the journey of a pilgrim; a long journey; especially, a journey to a shrine or other sacred place. Fig., the journey of human life

  2. Pilgrimage(noun)

    a tedious and wearisome time


  1. Pilgrimage

    A pilgrimage is a journey or search of moral or spiritual significance. Typically, it is a journey to a shrine or other location of importance to a person's beliefs and faith, although sometimes it can be a metaphorical journey into someone's own beliefs. Many religions attach spiritual importance to particular places: the place of birth or death of founders or saints, or to the place of their "calling" or spiritual awakening, or of their connection with the divine, to locations where miracles were performed or witnessed, or locations where a deity is said to live or be "housed," or any site that is seen to have special spiritual powers. Such sites may be commemorated with shrines or temples that devotees are encouraged to visit for their own spiritual benefit: to be healed or have questions answered or to achieve some other spiritual benefit. A person who makes such a journey is called a pilgrim. As a common human experience, pilgrimage has been proposed as a Jungian archetype by Wallace Clift and Jean Dalby Clift. The Holy Land acts as a focal point for the pilgrimages of the Abrahamic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. According to a Stockholm University study in 2011, these pilgrims visit the Holy Land to touch and see physical manifestations of their faith, confirm their beliefs in the holy context with collective excitation, and connect personally to the Holy Land.

Translations for Pilgrimage

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a journey to a holy place

She went on a pilgrimage to Lourdes.

Get even more translations for Pilgrimage »


Find a translation for the Pilgrimage definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these Pilgrimage definitions with the community:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"Pilgrimage." STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 17 Dec. 2014. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for Pilgrimage?

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for Pilgrimage: