Definitions for excursionɪkˈskɜr ʒən, -ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ex•cur•sionɪkˈskɜr ʒən, -ʃən(n.)

  1. a short trip or outing to some place.

  2. the persons making such a trip.

  3. a trip on a train, ship, etc., at a reduced rate.

  4. a deviation or digression.

  5. the displacement of a body or a point from a mean position or neutral value, as in an oscillation.

    Category: Physics

  6. an accidental increase in the power level of a reactor, usu. forcing its emergency shutdown.

    Category: Energy

Origin of excursion:

1565–75; < L excursiō sortie, journey

ex•cur′sion•al(adj.)

ex•cur′sion•ar′y(adj.)

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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. excursion(noun)ɪkˈskɜr ʒən, -ʃən

    a trip to somewhere of interest

    a weekend excursion to the coast

Wiktionary

  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.]

Freebase

  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

  1. EXCURSION

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


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

excursion(noun)

a trip; an outing

an excursion to the seaside.

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