1 a journey taken for pleasure; "many summer excursions to the shore"; "it was merely a pleasure trip"; "after cautious sashays into the field" [syn: jaunt, outing, junket, pleasure trip, expedition, sashay]
2 wandering from the main path of a journey [syn: digression]
- Rhymes: -ɜː(r)ʒən
- a brief recreational trip; a journey out of the usual
- While driving home I took an excursion and saw some deer.
An excursion is a trip by a group of people, usually made for leisure or educational purposes. It is often an adjunct to a longer journey or visit to a place, sometimes for other (typically work-related) purposes.
Public transportation companies issue reduced price excursion tickets to attract business of this type. Often these tickets are restricted to off-peak days or times for the destination concerned.
Short excursions for education or for observations of natural phenomena are called field trips. One-day educational field studies are often made by classes as extracurricular exercises, e.g. to visit a natural or geographical feature.
- Excursion (audio) - The linear movement range of a speaker.
excursion in German: Exkursion
excursion in Finnish: Ekskursio
excursion in Slovak: Exkurzia
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