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Definition of "excursion" []

  • A usually short journey made for pleasure; an outing. (noun)
  • A roundtrip on a passenger vehicle at a special low fare. (noun)
  • A group taking a short pleasure trip together. (noun)
  • A diversion or deviation from a main topic; a digression. (noun)
  • Physics A movement from and back to a mean position or axis in an oscillating or alternating motion. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "excursion" in a sentence
  • "Among the few additional circumstances which I retain of this excursion is a visit to Kensington, to see that James Martin (my mother's uncle), of whose conduct to his aged father you have heard me speak."
  • "We have what we call 'excursion hours' or 'excursion days.'"
  • "Do you have any idea how exhausting a museum excursion is with 2 toddlers?"