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Voyage (noun)

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Vo'yage. n.s. [voyage, Fr.]

  1. A travel by sea.

    Guyon forward 'gan his voyage make,
    With his black palmer, that him guided still.
    Fairy Queen.

    Our ships went sundry voyages, as well to the pillars of Hercules, as to other parts in the Atlantick and Mediterranean seas. Bacon.

    This great man acted like an able pilot in a long voyage; contented to sit in the cabin when the winds were allay'd, but ready to resume the helm with the storm arose. Prior.

  2. Course; attempt; undertaking. A low phrase.

    If he shou'd intend his voyage towards my wife, I wou'd turn her loose to him; and what he gets more of her than sharp words, let it lie on my head. Shakespeare.

    If you make your voyage upon her, and prevail, I am no further your enemy. Shakesp. Cymbeline.

  3. The practice of travelling.

    All nations have interknowledge of one another, by voyage into foreign parts, or strangers that come to them. Bacon.

Sources: Bacon, Francis (396) · Shakespeare's Cymbeline (73) · Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor (95) · Prior, Matthew (162) · Spenser, Edmund (254)

Attributes: French (385) · Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Voyage (noun)." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: April 27, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=19848.


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