expedition, military expedition, hostile expedition(noun)
a military campaign designed to achieve a specific objective in a foreign country
an organized group of people undertaking a journey for a particular purpose
"an expedition was sent to explore Mars"
a journey organized for a particular purpose
excursion, jaunt, outing, junket, pleasure trip, expedition, sashay(noun)
a journey taken for pleasure
"many summer excursions to the shore"; "it was merely a pleasure trip"; "after cautious sashays into the field"
dispatch, despatch, expedition, expeditiousness(noun)
the property of being prompt and efficient
"it was done with dispatch"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
A journey (French journée, from Latin diurnus, daily) was primarily a day's work; hence, a movement from place to place within one day, which we now describe as "a day's journey;" in its extended modern use a journey is a direct going from a starting-point to a destination, ordinarily over a considerable distance; we speak of a day's journey, or the journey of life. Travel is a passing from place to place, not necessarily in a direct line or with fixed destination; a journey through Europe would be a passage to some destination beyond or at the farther boundary; travel in Europe may be in no direct course, but may include many journeys in different directions. A voyage, which was formerly a journey of any kind, is now a going to a considerable distance by water, especially by sea; as, a voyage to India. A trip is a short and direct journey. A tour is a journey that returns to the starting-point, generally over a considerable distance; as, a bridal tour, or business tour. An excursion is a brief tour or journey, taken for pleasure, often by many persons at once; as, an excursion to Chautauqua. Passage is a general word for a journey by any conveyance, especially by water; as, a rough passage across the Atlantic; transit, literally the act of passing over or through, is used specifically of the conveyance of passengers or merchandise; rapid transit is demanded for suburban residents or perishable goods. Pilgrimage, once always of a sacred character, retains in derived uses something of that sense; as, a pilgrimage to Stratford-on-Avon.
A journey from Naples to Rome; through Mexico; across the continent; over the sea; a journey into Asia; among savages; by land, by rail, for health, on foot, on the cars, etc.
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How to use expedition in a sentence?
This can't become a fishing expedition like the Democrats would like to see The White House be.
The expedition used coelostats, which are mirrors designed specifically for observing the sun, responsible for reflecting light into the telescope lens.
It's an exciting find, the notebook is a missing part of the official expedition record. After spending seven years conserving Scott's last expedition building and collection, we are delighted to still be finding new artifacts.
We went through the process, which took a year and a half of filing all the appropriate permits and paperwork with the U.S. government and Cuban government to film a documentary in Cuba and do science, every step of the way needed [permits]… We were not aware that the change would come. The Obama announcement in December came only a few weeks before we were set to leave to film this expedition. The timing of that really just made it a historic opportunity.
The Gurja Himal expedition's The Gurja Himal expedition, the Gurja Himal expedition has cliffs everywhere.
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- penerokaan, ekspedisiMalay
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