What does sojourn mean?

Definitions for sojourn
ˈsoʊ dʒɜrn; soʊˈdʒɜrnso·journ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sojourn, visit(verb)

    a temporary stay (e.g., as a guest)

  2. sojourn(verb)

    spend a certain length of time; reside temporarily


  1. sojourn(Noun)

    A short stay somewhere.

  2. sojourn(Noun)

    A temporary residence.

    Though long detained / In that obscure sojourn. uE000113573uE001 Milton.

  3. sojourn(Verb)

    To reside somewhere temporarily, especially as a guest or lodger.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sojourn(verb)

    to dwell for a time; to dwell or live in a place as a temporary resident or as a stranger, not considering the place as a permanent habitation; to delay; to tarry

    Etymology: [OE. sojornen, sojournen, OF. sojorner, sejorner, F. sjourner, fr. L. sub under, about + diurnus belonging to the day. See Journal, Diurnal.]

  2. Sojourn(verb)

    a temporary residence, as that of a traveler in a foreign land

    Etymology: [OE. sojornen, sojournen, OF. sojorner, sejorner, F. sjourner, fr. L. sub under, about + diurnus belonging to the day. See Journal, Diurnal.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sojourn

    sō′jurn, v.t. to stay for a day: to dwell for a time.—n. a temporary residence.—ns. Sō′journer; Sō′journing, Sō′journment, the act of dwelling in a place for a time. [O. Fr. sojourner—L. sub, under, diurnāre, to stay—Low L. jornus—L. diurnus, relating to day—dies, a day.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sojourn in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sojourn in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of sojourn in a Sentence

  1. Mitchell Burgess:

    Our avian brothers are back to roost on the first leg of their annual sojourn south. Why them and not us Maybe it's because we humans are meant to be rooted in one spot.

  2. Albert Einstein:

    How strange is the lot of us mortals Each of us is here for a brief sojourn for what purpose he knows not, though he senses it. But without deeper reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people.

  3. Roger B. Taney:

    It citizenship would give to persons of the negro race, who were recognized as citizens in any one State of the Union, the right to enter every other state whenever they pleased, singly or in companies, without pass or passport, andwithout obstruction, to sojourn there as long as they pleased, to go where they pleased at every hour of the day or night without molestation, unless they committed some violation of the law for which a white man would be punished it citizenship would give them the full liberty of speech in public and in private upon all subjects upon which its own citizens might speak to hold public meetings upon political affairs, and to keep and carry arms wherever they went. And all this would be done in the face of the subject race of the same color, both free and slaves, inevitably producing discontent and insubordination among them, and endangering the peace and safety of the State.

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