excursion excursion  /ɪk ˈskɜr ʒən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a journey taken for pleasure
  2. (n) wandering from the main path of a journey

Usage(s):

  1. The Boston Maine Railroad will provide excursions from Boston to North Conway and Fryeburg.
  2. His favorite story is about the 1995 excursion to China that Bill and Melinda organized for seven couples.

News

  1. Concert preview: Nude Beach brings summery power-pop jangle to Ace of Cups

    Because Elvis Costello stays busy making adult contemporary records these days, we need Nude Beach to make new Elvis Costello records. Fortunately, the Brooklyn combo was up to the task with II. Those mourning Tom Petty’s recent blues-rock excursion might also find solace, as will anybody who can namedrop 10 power-pop bands The Exploding Hearts cribbed from but never got to see them in concert.
    on June 27, 2013     Source: Columbus Alive

  2. Win a Wine Country Staycation Excursion!

    Win a Wine Country Staycation Excursion!
    on June 26, 2013     Source: North Bay Bohemian

  3. Ludington among the stops on Great Lakes lighthouses tour

    The 110-foot Keweenaw Star, loaded with more than 40 passengers and crew, entered the Ludington harbor Monday on the first leg of a five-day excursion on Lake Michigan.
    on June 26, 2013     Source: Ludington Daily News

Quotes

  1. "He's been a professional in how he's handled this little excursion of losing some playing time," manager Brad Mills said. "That's just the type of guy he is, and any time a guy like that contributes, you're thrilled for him, and you want to...
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Brad Mills Source: Houston Chronicle

  2. "My goal is not just to see what it is like, this not an excursion," Medvedev told Schwarzenegger in San Francisco. "I would like that as a result of this trip we start full-fledged relations that will lead to establishing powerful...
    on Jun 22, 2010 By: Dmitry Medvedev Source: BusinessWeek

  3. Chief Justice Paul de Jersey said today he understood Justice Dutney died "during the course of a bicycle riding excursion" in South Australia.
    on Sep 6, 2009 By: Paul de Jersey Source: Brisbane Times

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