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Definition of Excursion


  1. A running or going out or forth; an expedition; a sally.
  2. A journey chiefly for recreation; a pleasure trip; a brief tour; as, an excursion into the country.
  3. A wandering from a subject; digression.
  4. Length of stroke, as of a piston; stroke. [An awkward use of the word.]

Excursion Quotations

I was meant to date the captain of the football team, I was going to be on a romantic excursion every Saturday night, I was destined to be collecting corsages from every boy in town before prom, accepting such floral offerings like competing sacrifices to a Delphic goddess.
Elizabeth Wurtzel

Learning should be a joy and full of excitement. It is life's greatest adventure; it is an illustrated excursion into the minds of the noble and the learned.
Taylor Caldwell

The excursion is the same when you go looking for your sorrow as when you go looking for your joy.
Eudora Welty

I started when I was 15 years old. And at that time, I was not thinking about changing the world, I was doing graffiti - writing my name everywhere, using the city as a canvas. I was going in the tunnels of Paris, on the rooftops with my friends. Each trip was an excursion, was an adventure.

I had no inducement to proceed further into the interior. I had been sufficiently disappointed in the termination of this excursion, and the track before me was still less inviting.
Charles Sturt
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Excursion Translations

excursion in Afrikaans is uitstappie
excursion in Dutch is uitstapje, toer, tocht, trip, excursie
excursion in French is excursion
excursion in German is Auslenkung {f}, Abweichung {f}
excursion in Italian is escursione
excursion in Norwegian is utflukt, utflukt
excursion in Swedish is utflykt
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