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Definition of "pilgrimage" []

  • A journey to a sacred place or shrine. (noun)
  • A long journey or search, especially one of exalted purpose or moral significance. (noun)
  • To go on a pilgrimage. (verb-intransitive)

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 "pilgrimage" in a sentence
  • "Neither is the term pilgrimage characteristic of the journey, which has the sketchiness and levity of a flying tour rather than the observant gravity of a patient pilgrimage."
  • "This pilgrimage is to make reparation for the sins of our nation."
  • "(RNS) Chad Gibbs has been on a pigskin pilgrimage throughout the South, searching for spiritual truth in ..."