1. A long journey to a foreign or distant place, especially by sea.
a. often voyages The events of a journey of exploration or discovery considered as material for a narrative.
b. Such a narrative.
v. voy·aged, voy·ag·ing, voy·ag·es
To make a voyage.
To sail across; traverse: voyaged the western ocean.
[Middle English, from Old French veyage, from Late Latin viāticum, a journey, from Latin, provisions for a journey, from neuter of viāticus, of a journey, from via, road; see wegh- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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