What does journey mean?

Definitions for journey
ˈdʒɜr nijour·ney

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word journey.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. journey, journeyingverb

    the act of traveling from one place to another

  2. travel, journeyverb

    undertake a journey or trip

  3. travel, journeyverb

    travel upon or across

    "travel the oceans"


  1. Journeynoun

    The distance that is traveled in a journey, or the time taken to complete a journey; as, it's a two-day journey from the oasis into Cairo by camel; from Mecca to Samarkand is quite a journey.

  2. Journeynoun

    A passage through life, or a passage through any significant experience, or from one state to another.


  1. journeynoun

    A set amount of travelling, seen as a single unit; a discrete trip, a voyage.

  2. journeynoun

    A day.

  3. journeynoun

    A day's travelling; the distance travelled in a day.

  4. journeynoun

    A day's work.

  5. journeyverb

    To travel, to make a trip or voyage.


  1. Journey

    "The Journey is a song by English boy band 911. It was released on 30 June 1997 in the United Kingdom through Virgin Records as the sixth and final single from their debut studio album, The Journey (1997). It peaked at number three on the UK Singles Chart and remained in the chart for seven weeks.


  1. journey

    A journey refers to the act of traveling from one place to another, typically involving a long distance. It can also refer to the process or experience of personal growth, development, or transformation, often involving challenges, learning, and self-discovery. Journeys can be physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual in nature and can take various forms such as road trips, exploration of new territories, pursuit of goals or dreams, or the passage through different stages of life.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Journeynoun

    the travel or work of a day

  2. Journeynoun

    travel or passage from one place to another; hence, figuratively, a passage through life

  3. Journeyverb

    to travel from place to place; to go from home to a distance

  4. Journeyverb

    to traverse; to travel over or through

  5. Etymology: [OE. jornee, journee, prop., a day's journey, OF. jorne, jurne, a day, a day's work of journey, F. journe, fr. OF. jorn, jurn, jor a day, F. jour, fr. L. diurnus. See Journal.]


  1. Journey

    Journey is an American rock band formed in San Francisco in 1973 by former members of Santana and Frumious Bandersnatch. The band has gone through several phases; its strongest commercial success occurred between 1978 and 1987, after which it temporarily disbanded. During that period, the band released a series of hit songs, including 1981's "Don't Stop Believin'", which became in 2009 the top-selling catalog track in iTunes history. Its parent studio album, Escape, the band's eighth and most successful, reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and yielded another of their most popular singles, "Open Arms". Its 1983 follow-up, Frontiers, was almost as successful in the United States, reaching No. 2 and spawning several successful singles; it broadened the band's appeal in the United Kingdom, where it reached No. 6 on the UK Albums Chart. Journey enjoyed a successful reunion in the mid-1990s, and later regrouped with a series of lead singers. Sales have resulted in two gold albums, eight multi-platinum albums, and one diamond album. They have had eighteen Top 40 singles in the US, six of which reached the Top 10 of the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and two of which reached No. 1 on other Billboard charts, and a No. 6 hit on the UK Singles Chart in "Don't Stop Believin'". Originally a progressive rock band, Journey was described by Allmusic as having cemented a reputation as "one of America's most beloved commercial rock/pop bands" by 1978, when they redefined their sound by embracing traditional pop arrangements on their fourth album, Infinity. According to the Recording Industry Association of America, Journey has sold 47 million albums in the US, making them the 28th best selling band. Their worldwide sales have reached over 80 million albums. A 2005 USA Today opinion poll named Journey the fifth best American rock band in history. Their songs have become arena rock staples and are still played on rock radio stations across the world.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Journey

    jur′ni, n. any travel: tour: excursion: the weight of finished coins delivered at one time to the Master of the Mint—also Jour′ney-weight.—v.i. Jour′ney, to travel:—pr.p. jour′neying; pa.p. jour′neyed (-nid).—adj. Jour′ney-bat′ed (Shak.), wayworn.—ns. Jour′neyman, one who works by the day: any hired workman: one whose apprenticeship is completed; Jour′ney-work, work done by a journeyman or for hire. [Fr. journéejour, a day—L. diurnus.]

Editors Contribution

  1. journey

    A form of travel from a place to a specific location of choice.

    The journey to Wales is easy and simple as we fly.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 8, 2020  

Suggested Resources

  1. journey

    Song lyrics by journey -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by journey on the Lyrics.com website.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Journey is ranked #18198 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Journey surname appeared 1,529 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Journey.

    69.3% or 1,061 total occurrences were White.
    22.8% or 349 total occurrences were Black.
    3.3% or 51 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    3.1% or 48 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.9% or 14 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.3% or 6 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'journey' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2169

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'journey' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2603

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'journey' in Nouns Frequency: #844

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of journey in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of journey in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of journey in a Sentence

  1. Brian Deschanel:

    Change is the end result of an efortful journey. To dawn it, it must be proposed to, agreed, and willed by oneself.

  2. Kellie Harper:

    This has been an amazing, amazing journey, and they have said it all year. They have said this is a special team, and this team can do some special things in March. Here we are.

  3. Kevin Pritchard:

    I think there's a journey starting here, a journey with some younger players, a journey with some existing players, but I do feel the best I've felt in a long time about the direction of this team, we have the point guard of our future and if you've been in this business for a long time, you know getting a point guard who is young with upside who you feel like you can build around for the next 10 years, those don't come around very often. We feel like Tyrese Haliburton is that guy.

  4. George T. French Jr.:

    Their academic and professional future is important to me and the entire Clark Atlanta University family. We care about Florida AM University students and want to lighten Florida AM University students individual and family's financial load so they can continue their journey in pursuing and attaining their educational and professional goals.

  5. Alyson Stoner:

    Oh gosh, it makes me think of my family in Ohio who must be laughing, i’m not really concerned with people’s perceptions of me and their opinions. I have to stay true to my journey and this happens to be what is unfolding and from the inside out. I want to be as grounded and personable and as classy as possible.

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