HyperDic: expedition

English > 5 senses of the word expedition:
NOUNactexpedition, military expedition, hostile expeditiona military campaign designed to achieve a specific objective in a foreign country
groupexpeditionan organized group of people undertaking a journey for a particular purpose
actexpeditiona journey organized for a particular purpose
actexpedition, excursion, jaunt, outing, junket, pleasure trip, sashaya journey taken for pleasure
attributeexpedition, dispatch, despatch, expeditiousnessthe property of being prompt and efficient
expedition > pronunciation
Soundseh.kspahdih'shahn
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English > expedition: 5 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningA military campaign designed to achieve a specific objective in a foreign country.
Synonymsmilitary expedition, hostile expedition
Categorymilitary, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machineThe military forces of a nation
NarrowerCrusadeAny of the more or less continuous military expeditions in the 11th to 13th centuries when Christian powers of Europe tried to recapture the Holy Land from the Muslims
Broadercampaign, military campaignSeveral related operations aimed at achieving a particular goal (usually within geographical and temporal constraints)
Spanishexpedición militar, expedición
Catalanexpedició militar, expedició
Adjectivesexpeditionary(used of military forces) designed for military operations abroad
English > expedition: 5 senses > noun 2, group
MeaningAn organized group of people undertaking a journey for a particular purpose.
Example"an expedition was sent to explore Mars"
InstancesLewis and Clark ExpeditionAn expedition sent by Thomas Jefferson to explore the northwestern territories of the United States
Broaderworking group, working partyA group of people working together temporarily until some goal is achieved
Spanishexpedición
Catalanexpedició
English > expedition: 5 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningA journey organized for a particular purpose.
Narrowercampaign, hunting expedition, safariAn overland journey by hunters (especially in Africa)
exploration, geographic expeditionTo travel for the purpose of discovery
scouting tripAn expedition undertaken to gain information
Broaderjourney, journeyingThe act of traveling from one place to another
Spanishexpedición
Catalanexpedició
English > expedition: 5 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningA journey taken for pleasure.
Synonymsexcursion, jaunt, outing, junket, pleasure trip, sashay
NarrowerairingA short excursion (a walk or ride) in the open air
field tripA group excursion (to a museum or the woods or some historic place) for firsthand examination
Broaderjourney, journeyingThe act of traveling from one place to another
Spanishexcursion, excursión, expedición, ida, incursión, paseata, salida, viaje de placer
Catalananada, excursió, sortida
English > expedition: 5 senses > noun 5, attribute
MeaningThe property of being prompt and efficient.
Synonymsdispatch, despatch, expeditiousness
Broadercelerity, quickness, rapidity, rapidness, speedinessA rate that is rapid
Adjectivesexpeditiousmarked by speed and efficiency

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