Definitions for excursionɪkˈskɜr ʒən, -ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. excursion, jaunt, outing, junket, pleasure trip, expedition, sashay(noun)

    a journey taken for pleasure

    "many summer excursions to the shore"; "it was merely a pleasure trip"; "after cautious sashays into the field"

  2. digression, excursion(noun)

    wandering from the main path of a journey


  1. excursion(Noun)

    A brief recreational trip; a journey out of the usual way

    While driving home I took an excursion and saw some deer.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Excursion

    a running or going out or forth; an expedition; a sally

  2. Excursion

    a journey chiefly for recreation; a pleasure trip; a brief tour; as, an excursion into the country

  3. Excursion

    a wandering from a subject; digression

  4. Excursion

    length of stroke, as of a piston; stroke. [An awkward use of the word.]


  1. Excursion

    An excursion is a trip by a group of people, usually made for leisure, education, or physical purposes. It is often an adjunct to a longer journey or visit to a place, sometimes for other purposes. Public transportation companies issue reduced price excursion tickets to attract business of this type. Often these tickets are restricted to off-peak days or times for the destination concerned. Short excursions for education or for observations of natural phenomena are called field trips. One-day educational field studies are often made by classes as extracurricular exercises, e.g. to visit a natural or geographical feature. The term is also used for short military movements into foreign territory, without a formal announcement of war.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


    From _ex_. former, and Grk. _kairo_, to enjoy. Hence, a tiresome journey--formerly an enjoyment--sold at half price.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Tracey Sutton:

    Every time we go out on a deep-sea research excursion there's a good chance we'll see something we've never seen before -- the life at these depths is really amazing.

  2. Le Coq:

    I'm kind of a walking photographer, i love exploring new places. One day I was taking a break during an excursion in the Broceliande forest, looking for the best place to settle, when I discovered a small clearing with a tree without leaves. I stayed for hours looking around, taking some pictures and I found Le Coq lying down under the tree. The tree's branches were rising as if to touch the sky.

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