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voyage

voy·age

voyage

 
 
pronunciation:
voI ihj
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an extensive journey by air, land, or sea, or through outer space.
Millions of immigrants made the long voyage over the sea.
synonyms:
journey, travels, trip
similar words:
cruise, expedition, flight, globetrotting, passage, peregrination, pilgrimage, safari, trek
definition 2: (often pl.) a written account or record of travel involving exploration or discovery.
His voyages became popular reading.
similar words:
log, record
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: voyaged, voyages, voyaging
definition: to make or take a long trip or journey; travel.
The astronauts voyaged to the moon.
synonyms:
journey, travel
similar words:
cruise, fly, itinerate, jet, peregrinate, roam, rove, sail, tour, trek
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to travel across, over, or on.
Magellan and his crew voyaged the seas.
synonyms:
cruise, peregrinate, travel
similar words:
cross, navigate, roam, sail, traverse, wander
derivation: voyager (n.)
Word Parts
The word voyage contains the following part:
-age Latin noun-forming suffix that means act, process, or result of (the action indicated by the verb base)
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The suffix -age attaches primarily to bases that are English verbs to form nouns. Base-final y becomes i and base-final silent e is dropped before ľage (carry + -age > carriage , store + -age > storage ) Some nouns ending in -age are loan words from French (voyage , courage ) whose bases are Latin roots.