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 expedition(noun)

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

  2. expedition(noun)

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

    "an expedition was sent to explore Mars"

  3. expedition(noun)

    a journey organized for a particular purpose

  4. 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"

  5. dispatch, despatch, expedition, expeditiousness(noun)

    the property of being prompt and efficient

    "it was done with dispatch"

Wiktionary

  1. expedition(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From expeditio.

  2. expedition(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From expeditio.

  3. expedition(Noun)

    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. expedition(Noun)

    The body of persons making such excursion.

    Etymology: From expeditio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Expedition(noun)

    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. Expedition(noun)

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

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

  3. Expedition(noun)

    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.

British National Corpus

  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. Ron Cowen:

    The expedition used coelostats, which are mirrors designed specifically for observing the sun, responsible for reflecting light into the telescope lens.

  2. Evan Turk:

    We have seen the Democratic partisan letter and allegations. Our firm will represent our client and Cindy Yang interest as an American through any developments in this case. It seems as another politically driven expedition. We will be addressing these matters when appropriate.

  3. 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.

  4. Maria Shriver:

    Much like President Kennedy launched an expedition to the moon, why not launch a national expedition into the brain? Tap the best and the brightest to join you.

  5. Kat Heldman:

    I begged her expedition company to give me whatever satphone numbers they knew of in the region for guides, i called them one after another until I found her.

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