Definition of Expedition

1. Noun. A military campaign designed to achieve a specific objective in a foreign country.

Exact synonyms: Hostile Expedition, Military Expedition
Generic synonyms: Campaign, Military Campaign
Specialized synonyms: Crusade
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine
Derivative terms: Expeditionary



2. Noun. An organized group of people undertaking a journey for a particular purpose. "An expedition was sent to explore Mars"
Generic synonyms: Working Group, Working Party
Specialized synonyms: Lewis And Clark Expedition

3. Noun. A journey organized for a particular purpose.

4. Noun. A journey taken for pleasure. "After cautious sashays into the field"
Exact synonyms: Excursion, Jaunt, Junket, Outing, Pleasure Trip, Sashay
Generic synonyms: Journey, Journeying
Specialized synonyms: Airing, Field Trip
Derivative terms: Excursionist, Jaunt, Junket

5. Noun. The property of being prompt and efficient. "It was done with dispatch"

Definition of Expedition

1. n. The quality of being expedite; efficient promptness; haste; dispatch; speed; quickness; as to carry the mail with expedition.

Definition of Expedition

1. Noun. (obsolete) The quality of being expedite; efficient promptness; haste; dispatch; speed; quickness; as to carry the mail with expedition. ¹

2. Noun. A sending forth or setting forth the execution of some object of consequence; progress. ¹

3. Noun. An important enterprise, implying a change of place; especially, a warlike enterprise; a march or a voyage with martial intentions; an excursion by a body of persons for a valuable end; as, a military, naval, exploring, or scientific expedition. ¹

4. Noun. The body of persons making such excursion. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Expedition

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Expedition

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1922)
"EH JOHNSON KENYON COLLEGE, GAMBIER, OHIO THE expedition TO TRINIDAD FOR THE STUDY OF HOOKWORM DISEASE i AN expedition for the study of the life of hookworm ..."

2. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1873)
"To follow them with the rest of the expedition were Lieut. ... Directly he heard the expedition was on foot, he left his occupation in the colony of Natal ..."

3. American Anthropologist by American Anthropological Association (1902)
"PRELIMINARY REPORT OF AN ANTHROPOLOGICAL expedition TO SYRIA BY HENRY MINOR HUXLEY Under the leadership of Howard Crosby Butler, an archeologi- cal ..."

4. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1888)
"Probably he was trying to obtain the command of another expedition against Spa in. ... The object of the expedition was (as before) to intercept a Spanish ..."

5. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1885)
"Unfortunately the sum of 1000Z. placed my disposal, although sufficient with due economy to meet the ordinary «xpenses of the expedition, would not permit ..."

6. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1857)
"... North Australian expedition* Communicated by the Right Hon. ... proceedings of the North Australian expedition, from the period of leaving the Victoria, ..."

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