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Definitions for pilgrimage
ˈpɪl grə mɪdʒpil·grim·age

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pilgrimage, pilgrim's journeynoun

    a journey to a sacred place

Wiktionary

  1. pilgrimagenoun

    A journey made to a sacred place, or a religious journey.

    In the Muslim faith, the pilgrimage to Mecca is known as the Hajj.

  2. pilgrimagenoun

    A visit to any site revered or associated with a meaningful event.

    Each year we made a pilgrimage to New York City to visit the pub where we all first met.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Pilgrimagenoun

    Etymology: pelerinage, Fr.

    We are like two men
    That vow a long and weary pilgrimage. William Shakespeare.

    In prison thou hast spent a pilgrimage,
    And, like a hermit, overpast thy days. William Shakespeare.

    Most miserable hour, that time ere saw
    In lasting labour of his pilgrimage. William Shakespeare, Henry VI.

    Painting is a long pilgrimage; if we do not actually begin the journey, and travel at a round rate, we shall never arrive at the end of it. John Dryden, Dufresnoy.

Wikipedia

  1. Pilgrimage

    A pilgrimage is a journey, often into an unknown or foreign place, where a person goes in search of new or expanded meaning about their self, others, nature, or a higher good through the experience. It can lead to a personal transformation, after which the pilgrim returns to their daily life.

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  1. pilgrimage

    A pilgrimage is a journey or voyage, often long-distance, undertaken by an individual or group of people towards a sacred or religious location, usually for spiritual or devotional purposes. Such journeys can be taken as acts of faith, seeking healing, redemption, spiritual awakening, or fulfillment of religious obligations.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pilgrimagenoun

    the journey of a pilgrim; a long journey; especially, a journey to a shrine or other sacred place. Fig., the journey of human life

  2. Pilgrimagenoun

    a tedious and wearisome time

Wikidata

  1. Pilgrimage

    A pilgrimage is a journey or search of moral or spiritual significance. Typically, it is a journey to a shrine or other location of importance to a person's beliefs and faith, although sometimes it can be a metaphorical journey into someone's own beliefs. Many religions attach spiritual importance to particular places: the place of birth or death of founders or saints, or to the place of their "calling" or spiritual awakening, or of their connection with the divine, to locations where miracles were performed or witnessed, or locations where a deity is said to live or be "housed," or any site that is seen to have special spiritual powers. Such sites may be commemorated with shrines or temples that devotees are encouraged to visit for their own spiritual benefit: to be healed or have questions answered or to achieve some other spiritual benefit. A person who makes such a journey is called a pilgrim. As a common human experience, pilgrimage has been proposed as a Jungian archetype by Wallace Clift and Jean Dalby Clift. The Holy Land acts as a focal point for the pilgrimages of the Abrahamic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. According to a Stockholm University study in 2011, these pilgrims visit the Holy Land to touch and see physical manifestations of their faith, confirm their beliefs in the holy context with collective excitation, and connect personally to the Holy Land.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pilgrimage in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pilgrimage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of pilgrimage in a Sentence

  1. Sunday Ted Cruz:

    You know today is a sad day in American history, for decades leftists and Hollywood liberals have made the pilgrimage to Cuba to pay homage to Fidel Castro and Raul Castro. It's very chic, it's very chichi for leftists to celebrate vicious communist dictators.

  2. Frederick Buechner:

    Religion points to that area of human experience where in one way or another man comes upon mystery as a summons to pilgrimage.

  3. John Bunyan:

    My sword I give to him that shall succeed me in my pilgrimage, and my courage and skill to him that can get it.

  4. China Daily:

    In addition to arranging pilgrimages for unqualified people, the investigated officials were found to have asked for and received bribes or neglected the inspection and management of pilgrimage work.

  5. Khaled Al-Maeena:

    Had it happened an hour later it would have been much worse, had it happened five hours earlier or four hours earlier, I think the death toll would have been more than a thousand. Construction cranes surround the Grand Mosque, which is undergoing expansions to make the pilgrimage more manageable, he said.

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