Definitions for excursionɪkˈskɜr ʒən, -ʃən
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word excursion
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ex•cur•sionɪkˈskɜr ʒən, -ʃən(n.)
a short trip or outing to some place.
the persons making such a trip.
a trip on a train, ship, etc., at a reduced rate.
a deviation or digression.
the displacement of a body or a point from a mean position or neutral value, as in an oscillation.
an accidental increase in the power level of a reactor, usu. forcing its emergency shutdown.
Origin of excursion:
1565–75; < L excursiō sortie, journey
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"
wandering from the main path of a journey
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
excursion(noun)ɪkˈskɜr ʒən, -ʃən
a trip to somewhere of interest
a weekend excursion to the coast
A brief recreational trip; a journey out of the usual way
While driving home I took an excursion and saw some deer.
a running or going out or forth; an expedition; a sally
a journey chiefly for recreation; a pleasure trip; a brief tour; as, an excursion into the country
a wandering from a subject; digression
length of stroke, as of a piston; stroke. [An awkward use of the word.]
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.
Translations for excursion
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a trip; an outing
an excursion to the seaside.
- ekskursie, toerAfrikaans
- نُزْهَه، رِحْلَه، جَوْلَهArabic
- excursãoPortuguese (BR)
- der AusflugGerman
- udflugt; tur; ekskursionDanish
- سفر تفریحی؛ گردشFarsi
- (stutt) skemmti– eða skoðunarferðIcelandic
- 짧은 여행Korean
- išvyka, ekskursijaLithuanian
- utflukt, ekskursjon, turNorwegian
- سفر تفریحی؛ گردشPersian
- تفريحى ګرځېدنه، سيراوسياحتPashto
- экскурсия; поездкаRussian
- utflykt, exkursionSwedish
- การเดินทางในระยะสั้น ๆThai
- 短途旅行，遠足Chinese (Trad.)
- екскурсія; поїздкаUkrainian
- سیر سپاٹاUrdu
- cuộc đi chơiVietnamese
- 短途旅行Chinese (Simp.)
Get even more translations for excursion »
Find a translation for the excursion definition in other languages:
Select another language: