What does Expedition mean?

Definitions for Expedition
ˌɛk spɪˈdɪʃ ənExpe·di·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. expedition, military expedition, hostile expeditionnoun

    a military campaign designed to achieve a specific objective in a foreign country

  2. expeditionnoun

    an organized group of people undertaking a journey for a particular purpose

    "an expedition was sent to explore Mars"

  3. expeditionnoun

    a journey organized for a particular purpose

  4. 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"

  5. dispatch, despatch, expedition, expeditiousnessnoun

    the property of being prompt and efficient

    "it was done with dispatch"

Wiktionary

  1. expeditionnoun

    The quality of being expedite; efficient promptness; haste; dispatch; speed; quickness; as to carry the mail with expedition.

    Etymology: From expeditio.

  2. expeditionnoun

    A sending forth or setting forth the execution of some object of consequence; progress.

    Etymology: From expeditio.

  3. expeditionnoun

    An important enterprise, implying a change of place; especially, a warlike enterprise; a march or a voyage with martial intentions; an excursion by a body of persons for a valuable end; as, a military, naval, exploring, or scientific expedition.

    Etymology: From expeditio.

  4. expeditionnoun

    The body of persons making such excursion.

    Etymology: From expeditio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Expeditionnoun

    the quality of being expedite; efficient promptness; haste; dispatch; speed; quickness; as to carry the mail with expedition

    Etymology: [L. expeditio: cf.F. expdition.]

  2. Expeditionnoun

    a sending forth or setting forth the execution of some object of consequence; progress

    Etymology: [L. expeditio: cf.F. expdition.]

  3. Expeditionnoun

    an important enterprise, implying a change of place; especially, a warlike enterprise; a march or a voyage with martial intentions; an excursion by a body of persons for a valuable end; as, a military, naval, exploring, or scientific expedition; also, the body of persons making such excursion

    Etymology: [L. expeditio: cf.F. expdition.]

Freebase

  1. Expedition

    Expedition is the title of a science fiction book by artist-author Wayne Douglas Barlowe. Subtitled "Being an Account in Words and Artwork of the 2358 A.D. Voyage to Darwin IV", it is written as though published in the year 2366, five years after Barlowe's participation in a voyage to an alien planet, dubbed Darwin IV in honor of Charles Darwin. In the 24th century the exploitation of the Earth's ecosystem has created an environment so toxic that mass extinctions have wiped out nearly half of its animal population. Most of the remaining fauna, save humans, have suffered horrible mutation. Aided by the benevolent and technologically superior alien race, the Yma, humanity begins to repair their ravaged world while simultaneously learning more about the universe around them. When an unmanned Yma probe discovers evidence of alien life on another planet, the "expedition" of the title is sent to investigate. Barlowe writes as a sort of 24th century Audubon, presenting his findings in a collection of paintings, sketches, field notes, and diary entries from his explorations of Darwin IV. He details a bewildering variety of alien lifeforms such as Gyrosprinters, Arrowtongues, Grove-backs, Daggerwrists, Skewers, Emperor Sea Striders and Eosapiens. Unlike the aliens presented in much of popular science fiction, which often seem to be variations of terrestrial lifeforms, Barlowe's creatures are truly alien: None of them possess eyes or true jaws; their body structures are often unlike any found on Earth; they have unique modes of locomotion, sensing, and eating. Very late in the expedition, the explorer encounters lifeforms which use tools, giving a very strong indication of being intelligent.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. expedition

    A military operation conducted by an armed force to accomplish a specific objective in a foreign country.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. expedition

    An enterprise undertaken either by sea or land, or both, against an enemy; it should be conducted with secrecy and rapidity of movement.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. expedition

    Is an enterprise taken by sea or by land against an enemy, the fortunate termination of which depends on the rapidity and unexpected nature of its movements. It is usually intrusted to a commander of acknowledged talents and experience.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Expedition' in Nouns Frequency: #2345

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Expedition in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Expedition in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Expedition in a Sentence

  1. Filmmaker Ian Shive:

    We went through the process, which took a year and a half of filing all the appropriate permits and paperwork with the U.S. government and Cuban government to film a documentary in Cuba and do science, every step of the way needed [permits]… We were not aware that the change would come. The Obama announcement in December came only a few weeks before we were set to leave to film this expedition. The timing of that really just made it a historic opportunity.

  2. Ryan Jackson.Jackson:

    There's no — there was no reason for The EPA. There was no topic. It was just a fishing expedition, and so when I say it's politically charged, there's no real FOIA, you know, Freedom of Information Act reason for it, it is just simply submitted to us to see what we will produce.

  3. Doug Collins:

    Your 81 letters appear to be little more than a deep-sea fishing expedition with the purpose of exposing private matters and airing alleged dirty laundry rather than legislating.

  4. Filmmaker Ian Shive:

    This was not an American expedition. This was a joint expedition between Americans and Cubans… Their television network there helped facilitate aspects of shooting, from the science side, it was an absolute collaboration.

  5. Satori Adventures ' website says.Paudyal:

    The Gurja Himal expedition's The Gurja Himal expedition, the Gurja Himal expedition has cliffs everywhere.

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