[ik-skur-zhuh n, -shuh n] /ɪkˈskɜr ʒən, -ʃən/
a short trip or outing to some place, usually for a special purpose and with the intention of a prompt return:
a pleasure excursion; a scientific excursion.
a trip on a train, ship, etc., at a reduced rate:
weekend excursions to mountain resorts.
the group of persons making such a journey:
an excursion of tourists.
a deviation or digression:
excursions into futile philosophizing.
Physics. the displacement of a body or a point from a mean position or neutral value, as in an oscillation.
an accidental increase in the power level of a reactor, usually forcing its emergency shutdown.
Obsolete. a sally or raid.
verb (used without object)
to go on or take an excursion.
of, relating to, or intended for use on excursions:
an excursion fare; an excursion bus.
a short outward and return journey, esp for relaxation, sightseeing, etc; outing
a group of people going on such a journey
(modifier) of or relating to special reduced rates offered on certain journeys by rail: an excursion ticket
a digression or deviation; diversion: an excursion into politics
(formerly) a raid or attack
the normal movement of a movable bodily organ or part from its resting position, such as the lateral movement of the lower jaw
(machinery) the locus of a point on a moving part, esp the deflection of a whirling shaft
1570s, “a deviation in argument,” also “a military sally,” from Latin excursionem (nominative excursio) “a running forth, sally, excursion, expedition,” noun of action from past participle stem of excurrere “run out, run forth, hasten,” from ex- “out” (see ex-) + currere “to run” (see current (adj.)). Sense of “journey” recorded in English by 1660s.
[ik-skur-zhuh-nist, -shuh-] /ɪkˈskɜr ʒə nɪst, -ʃə-/ noun 1. a person who goes on an . /ɪkˈskɜːʃənɪst; -ʒənɪst/ noun 1. a person who goes on an excursion
noun 1. a round-trip ticket at a reduced fare, often for use within a limited period of time.
[ik-skur-siv] /ɪkˈskɜr sɪv/ adjective 1. given to making in speech, thought, etc.; wandering; digressive. 2. of the nature of such ; rambling; desultory: excursive conversation. /ɪkˈskɜːsɪv/ adjective 1. tending to digress 2. involving detours; rambling
[ek-skur-suh s] /ɛkˈskɜr səs/ noun, plural excursuses, excursus. 1. a detailed discussion of some point in a book, especially one added as an appendix. 2. a digression or incidental excursion, as in a narrative. /ɛkˈskɜːsəs/ noun (pl) -suses, -sus 1. an incidental digression from the main topic under discussion or from the main story in […]