expedition expedition  /ˌɛk spə ˈdɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a military campaign designed to achieve a specific objective in a foreign country
  2. (n) an organized group of people undertaking a journey for a particular purpose
  3. (n) a journey organized for a particular purpose
  4. (n) a journey taken for pleasure
  5. (n) the property of being prompt and efficient

Usage(s):

  1. The Akeley expedition obtained and preserved 'gorillas, studied the scenery of their haunts, aided the Johnsons in photography.
  2. Over four years the Pangaea expedition will visit all seven continents and navigate the world's oceans.
  3. The 1999 expedition, spurred by its finds, continued to searchbut found nothing conclusive.

News

  1. Sheriff's search for Victorville carjacker

    VICTORVILLE A man was carjacked at knife-point and officials were searching for the suspect Tuesday night, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department. The victim, who was in a Ford Expedition, was uninjured when a man threaten him by holding a knife to his throat and...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Victorville Daily Press

  2. Gyre Project to Study Marine Debris Through Science and Art

    An ambitious expedition to study ocean trash launched from Seward on June 7. The Gyre project is a collaboration between the Anchorage Museum and the Alaska SeaLife Center, among other organizations, to document the impact of marine debris along Alaska’s shoreline – and across the globe. Download Audio
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Alaska Public Radio Network

  3. Driver, 2 children injured in I-82 rollover

    A woman driving a Ford Expedition on Monday afternoon on Interstate 82 lost control of her SUV, crossed all lanes of traffic and rolled in the median before hitting a westbound van, the Washington State Patrol reported.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Tri-City Herald

Quotes

  1. "We have space on the calendar today for a politically charged fishing expedition, but no space for a bill that would protect the American people from terrorists who want to kill us," said Minority Leader John A. Boehner, R-Ohio.
    on Feb 14, 2008 By: John Boehner Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. Comparing his Amazon adventure with his other record-breaking swim in Europe, the United States and China, Strel said "it was the toughest expedition by far."
    on Apr 7, 2007 By: Martin Strel Source: Forbes

  3. "If the data coincide with the conclusions of the further study of that archaeological relic, then we may say the expedition has discovered the Italian Rosandra ship," Tare told The Associated Press.
    on Jun 14, 2010 By: Auron Tare Source: The Associated Press

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