What does Excursion mean?

Definitions for Excursion
ɪkˈskɜr ʒən, -ʃənExcur·sion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. excursion, jaunt, outing, junket, pleasure trip, expedition, sashaynoun

    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, excursionnoun

    wandering from the main path of a journey


  1. excursionnoun

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Excursion

    eks-kur′shun, n. a going forth: an expedition: a trip for pleasure or health: a wandering from the main subject: a digression.—adj. Excur′rent (bot.), projecting beyond the edge or point.—vs.i. Excurse′, to digress; Excur′sionise, to go on an excursion.—n. Excur′sionist, one who goes on a pleasure-trip.—adj. Excur′sive, rambling: deviating.—adv. Excur′sively.—ns. Excur′siveness; Excur′sus, a dissertation on some particular point appended to a book or chapter.—Excursion train, a special train, usually with reduced fares, for persons making an excursion. [L. excursioex, out, currĕre, cursum, to run.]

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.

Editors Contribution

  1. excursion

    A short journey usually made for pleasure often by a group of people is called excursion.

    Submitted by anonymous on July 28, 2019  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Excursion in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Excursion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Excursion in a Sentence

  1. Admiral John Richardson:

    We have made this very clear that this was an excursion, a departure from the normal adherence to those rules and we would hope that behavior in the future would be much more consistent, we should not see each other as a threatening presence in these waters.

  2. 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.

  3. Sylvain Plasse:

    It was his first cruise and it sounded like she had done a few and she said were on our honeymoon and so were going to do an excursion at every port stop. And I mentioned to them this was my 105th cruise on Royals so we started talking, conversing and I didnt see them in the lounge last night and there were rumors that there were honeymoon couples on White Island and you just showed me one of the news footage with their picture of their wedding and it confirmed that it was them, you never know, your life changes in a moment so, life is short.

  4. 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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    joint that forms a corner; usually both sides are bevelled at a 45-degree angle to form a 90-degree corner
    • A. anil
    • B. ditch
    • C. mitre
    • D. secession

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