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Definitions of excursion

  1. wandering from the main path of a journey Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a journey taken for pleasure; "many summer excursions to the shore"; "it was merely a pleasure trip"; "after cautious sashays into the field" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. A running or going out or forth; an expedition; a sally. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A journey chiefly for recreation; a pleasure trip; a brief tour; as, an excursion into the country. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A wandering from a subject; digression. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Length of stroke, as of a piston; stroke. [An awkward use of the word.] Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A pleasure trip; a short or rapid tour. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. A going forth: an expedition: a trip for pleasure or health: a wandering from the main subject: a digression. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. An expedition; ramble; digression; pleasure trip. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. A short journey; trip for pleasure. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. A body of excursionists. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. A digression. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Deviation from a prescribed course; a going beyond fixed limits; a digression; a trip for health or pleasure. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. A pleasure-trip; a short tour; a ramble; a digression; a wandering from the subject or main design. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. eks-kur'shun, n. a going forth: an expedition: a trip for pleasure or health: a wandering from the main subject: a digression.--adj. EXCUR'RENT (bot.), projecting beyond the edge or point.--vs.i. EXCURSE', to digress; EXCUR'SIONISE, to go on an excursion.--n. EXCUR'SIONIST, one who goes on a pleasure-trip.--adj. EXCUR'SIVE, rambling: deviating.--adv. EXCUR'SIVELY.--ns. EXCUR'SIVENESS; EXCUR'SUS, a dissertation on some particular point appended to a book or chapter.--EXCURSION TRAIN, a special train, usually with reduced fares, for persons making an excursion. [L. excursio--ex, out, curr[)e]re, cursum, to run.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  16. [Latin] A wandering off from; especially, a wandering or movement from the mid-position; as E. of the eyes. na
  17. Journey, ramble, with intention of returning (also fig.); pleasure trip of number of persons, whence excursionist n.; e. train (for excursionists, usu. at reduced rates); (Astr.) deviation from regular path. Hence excursional, excursionary, aa. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  18. Wandering of eyes from midposition. American pocket medical dictionary.
  19. n. [Latin] A setting out from some point; an expedition; — a trip for pleasure or health; —a wandering from a subject; digression. Cabinet Dictionary
  20. The act of deviating from the stated or settled path; an expedition into some distant part; digression. Complete Dictionary

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