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pilgrimage

pil·grim·age

pilgrimage

 
pronunciation:
pIl gr mihj
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a usu. long trip undertaken for religious purposes, such as to visit a holy place.
The family of Muslims set off on their pilgrimage to Mecca.
similar words:
excursion, expedition, journey, passage, trek, trip, voyage
definition 2: any trip made to visit a venerated place or person or to seek something important.
Thousands of fans of the "King of Rock 'n' Roll" have made pilgrimages to his home in Memphis.Every year on his aging aunt's birthday, he made the pilgrimage to see her in hopes that she would remember him in her will.
similar words:
excursion, expedition, journey, passage, trek, trip, voyage