What does pilgrimage mean?

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.

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

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  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. 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.

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    I recognize only the Holy Pilgrimage of Science to the Land of Truths! All other pilgrimages are nothing but touristic trips!

  3. A. C. Benson:

    As I make my slow pilgrimage through the world, a certain sense of beautiful mystery seems to gather and grow.

  4. 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.

  5. Donna Farrell:

    We'll have young people coming who are willing to sleep on floors, families coming who are thrilled they will have some place to stay they can afford, they will be viewing this as a pilgrimage.

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