What does journey mean?

Definitions for journey
ˈdʒɜr nijour·ney

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. journey, journeying(verb)

    the act of traveling from one place to another

  2. travel, journey(verb)

    undertake a journey or trip

  3. travel, journey(verb)

    travel upon or across

    "travel the oceans"


  1. Journey(n.)

    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. Journey(n.)

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

  3. Origin: [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(Noun)

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

  2. journey(Noun)

    A day.

  3. journey(Noun)

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

  4. journey(Noun)

    A day's work.

  5. journey(Verb)

    To travel, to make a trip or voyage.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Journey(noun)

    the travel or work of a day

  2. Journey(noun)

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

  3. Journey(verb)

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

  4. Journey(verb)

    to traverse; to travel over or through

  5. Origin: [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.]

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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

How to pronounce journey?

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How to say journey in sign language?

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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. Cometan:

    My eternal journey.

  2. Taoist Saying:

    The journey is the reward.

  3. Cristian Sanchez:

    The journey has really just begun.

  4. Rainer Maria Rilke:

    The only journey is the one within.

  5. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Our life is a journey toward happiness.

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