While reading a blog entry today, I noted that we are all on a journey and it occurred to me to wonder exactly what the definition of journey is! So I looked it up and here is/are the definitions.
n : the act of traveling from one place to another [syn: journeying]
v 1: undertake a journey or trip [syn: travel]
2: travel upon or across; "travel the oceans" [syn: travel]
Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
Journey \Jour"ney\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Journeyed; p. pr. &
vb. n. Journeying.]
To travel from place to place; to go from home to a distance.
Abram journeyed, going on still toward the south.
--Gen. xii. 9.
Journey \Jour"ney\, n.; pl. Journeys. [OE. jornee, journee,
prop., a day's journey, OF. jorn['e]e, jurn['e]e, a day, a
day's work of journey, F. journ['e]e, fr. OF. jorn, jurn, jor
a day, F. jour, fr. L. diurnus. See Journal.]
1. The travel or work of a day. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
We have yet large day, for scarce the sun Hath
finished half his journey. --Milton.
2. Travel or passage from one place to another; hence,
figuratively, a passage through life.
The good man . . . is gone a long journey. --Prov.
We must all have the same journey's end. --Bp.
Syn: Tour; excursion; trip; expedition; pilgrimage.
Usage: Journey, Tour, Excursion, Pilgrimage. The word
journey suggests the idea of a somewhat prolonged
traveling for a specific object, leading a person to
pass directly from one point to another. In a tour, we
take a roundabout course from place to place, more
commonly for pleasure, though sometimes on business.
An excursion is usually a brief tour or trip for
pleasure, health, etc. In a pilgrimage we travel to a
place hallowed by our religions affections, or by some
train of sacred or tender associations. A journey on
important business; the tour of Europe; an excursion
to the lakes; a pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
Journey \Jour"ney\, v. t.
To traverse; to travel over or through. [R.] ``I journeyed
many a land.'' --Sir W. Scott.
Source: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
(1.) A day's journey in the East is from 16 to 20 miles (Num.
(2.) A Sabbath-day's journey is 2,000 paces or yards from the
city walls (Acts 1:12). According to Jewish tradition, it was
the distance one might travel without violating the law of Ex.
16:29. (See SABBATH.)
My favorite definition is To travel from place to place; to go from home to a distance" Although I want to add "and back home again."
Because even in my weight loss journey, where I am sure to change, at some point I am going back home I will just be a little different me. Just like when I take a trip to Florida and I meet new people, see new events and my life is changed. But I go back home again, to me, to who I am, to every day life. Spark is a journey and the good part is you never have to leave if you don't want to!
My weight does not define me. Others may think so but boy they are so wrong, aren't they?
Tell me what your journey is............................