(Voy"age) n. [OE. veage, viage, OF. veage, viage, veiage, voiage, F. voyage, LL. viaticum,
fr. L. viaticum traveling money, provision for a journey, from viaticus belonging to a road or journey, fr.
via way, akin to E. way. See Way, n., and cf. Convey, Deviate, Devious, Envoy, Trivial, Viaduct,
1. Formerly, a passage either by sea or land; a journey, in general; but not chiefly limited to a passing by
sea or water from one place, port, or country, to another; especially, a passing or journey by water to a
distant place or country.
I love a sea voyage and a blustering tempest.J. Fletcher.
So steers the prudent craneMilton.
Her annual voyage, borne on winds.
All the voyage of their lifeShak.
Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
2. The act or practice of traveling. [Obs.]
Nations have interknowledge of one another by voyage into foreign parts, or strangers that come to
3. Course; way. [Obs.] Shak.
(Voy"age), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Voyaged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Voyaging ] [Cf. F. voyager.] To
take a voyage; especially, to sail or pass by water.
A mind foreverWordsworth.
Voyaging through strange seas of thought alone.
(Voy"age), v. t. To travel; to pass over; to traverse.
With what painMilton.
[I] voyaged the unreal, vast, unbounded deep.
(Voy"age*a*ble) a. [Cf. F. voyageable.] That may be sailed over, as water or air; navigable.
(Voy"a*ger) n. [Cf. F. voyager traveling.] One who voyages; one who sails or passes by sea
(||Voy`a`geur") n. [F., fr. voyager to travel. See Voyage.] A traveler; applied in Canada
to a man employed by the fur companies in transporting goods by the rivers and across the land, to and
from the remote stations in the Northwest.