From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.]
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   1. The travel or work of a day. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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            We have yet large day, for scarce the sun
            Hath finished half his journey.       --Milton.
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   2. Travel or passage from one place to another, especially
      one covering a large distance or taking a long time.
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            The good man . . . is gone a long journey. --Prov.
                                                  vii. 19.
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   3. Hence: [figurative], A passage through life, or a passage
      through any significant experience, or from one state to
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            We must all have the same journey's end. --Bp.

   4. The distance that is traveled in a journey[2], or the time
      taken to complete a journey[2]; as, it's a two-day journey
      from the oasis into Cairo by camel; from Mecca to
      Samarkand is quite a journey.

   Syn: Tour; excursion; trip; expedition; pilgrimage; jaunt.

   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.
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