[pil-gruh-mij] /ˈpɪl grə mɪdʒ/
a journey, especially a long one, made to some sacred place as an act of religious devotion:
a pilgrimage to Lourdes.
any long journey, especially one undertaken as a quest or for a votive purpose, as to pay homage:
a pilgrimage to the grave of Shakespeare.
verb (used without object), pilgrimaged, pilgrimaging.
to make a pilgrimage.
a journey to a shrine or other sacred place
a journey or long search made for exalted or sentimental reasons
(intransitive) to make a pilgrimage
late 13c., pelrimage; from pilgrim + -age and also from Old French pelrimage, pelerinage “pilgrimage, distant journey, crusade,” from peleriner “to go on a pilgrimage.” Modern spelling from early 14c.
- Pilgrimage of grace
noun 1. a rebellion in 1536 in N England against the Reformation and Henry VIII’s government
noun 1. a flat-sided water bottle having two loops at the side of a short neck for a suspending cord or chain.
- Pilgrim fathers
plural noun 1. the Pilgrim Fathers, the English Puritans who sailed on the Mayflower to New England, where they founded Plymouth Colony in SE Massachusetts (1620)
[pil-grim, -gruh m] /ˈpɪl grɪm, -grəm/ noun 1. a person who journeys, especially a long distance, to some sacred place as an act of religious devotion: pilgrims to the Holy Land. 2. a traveler or wanderer, especially in a foreign place. 3. an original settler in a region. 4. (initial capital letter) one of the […]