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EXCURSION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does excursion mean? 

EXCURSION (noun)
  The noun EXCURSION has 2 senses:

1. a journey taken for pleasure
2. wandering from the main path of a journey

  Familiarity information: EXCURSION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


EXCURSION (noun)


Sense 1excursion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A journey taken for pleasure

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

excursion; jaunt; outing; pleasure trip; junket; sashay; expedition

Context examples:

many summer excursions to the shore / it was merely a pleasure trip / after cautious sashays into the field

Hypernyms ("excursion" is a kind of...):

journey; journeying (the act of traveling from one place to another)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "excursion"):

airing (a short excursion (a walk or ride) in the open air)

field trip (a group excursion (to a museum or the woods or some historic place) for firsthand examination)


Sense 2excursion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Wandering from the main path of a journey

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

excursion; digression

Hypernyms ("excursion" is a kind of...):

journey; journeying (the act of traveling from one place to another)


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