Ex*cur"sion (?). [L. excursio: cf. F. excursion. See Excurrent.]

1.

A running or going out or forth; an expedition; a sally.

Far on excursion toward the gates of hell. Milton.

They would make excursions and waste the country. Holland.

2.

A journey chiefly for recreation; a pleasure trip; a brief tour; as, an excursion into the country.

3.

A wandering from a subject; digression.

I am not in a scribbling mood, and shall therefore make no excursions. Cowper.

4. Mach.

Length of stroke, as of a piston; stroke. [An awkward use of the word.]

Syn. -- Journey; tour; ramble; jaunt. See Journey.

 

© Webster 1913.

Log in or registerto write something here or to contact authors.