What does expedition mean?

Definitions for expedition
ˌɛk spɪˈdɪʃ ənex·pe·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.

  2. expeditionnoun

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

  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.

  4. expeditionnoun

    The body of persons making such excursion.

  5. Etymology: From expeditio.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Expeditionnoun

    Etymology: from expedite.

    Prayers, whereunto devout minds have added a piercing kind of brevity, thereby the better to express that quick and speedy expedition wherewith ardent affections, the very wings of prayer, are delighted to present our suits in heaven. Richard Hooker.

    Ev’n with the speediest expedition
    I will dispatch him to the emperor’s court. William Shakespeare.

    Young Octavius, and Mark Antony,
    Come down upon us with a mighty power,
    Bending their expedition tow’rd Philippi. William Shakespeare, Jul. Cæsar.

ChatGPT

  1. expedition

    An expedition is a journey or voyage undertaken by a group of people, especially for exploration, research, or war. It often involves travelling through unfamiliar areas or to remote locations with a specific purpose or goal.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Expeditionnoun

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

  2. Expeditionnoun

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

  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

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

Wikidata

  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. Jennifer Granick:

    The government has to show there's incriminating evidence, they can't unlock a phone and have a fishing expedition.

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  3. Filmmaker Ian Shive:

    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.

  4. 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.

  5. Donald Trump:

    This can't become a fishing expedition like the Democrats would like to see The White House be.

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