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excursion

ex·cur·sion

excursion

 
pronunciation:
ihk skuhr zhn
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a short journey undertaken for a specific purpose.
an excursion to Hawaii
synonyms:
sally, trip
similar words:
drive, expedition, jaunt, journey, junket, outing, pilgrimage
definition 2: a group pleasure tour, often at a reduced fare, or the group of people taking such a tour.
an excursion cruise
similar words:
cruise, expedition, tour
definition 3: diversion from the topic at hand; digression.
synonyms:
digression, divagation, diversion, parenthesis
similar words:
aside, distraction, interruption
Word Parts
The word excursion contains the following part:
cur1, curr, cor1, corr, curs, cour1, cours Latin root that means to run