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Meaning & Definition of Expedition in English

English

Expedition

/ɛkspədɪʃən/

noun

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

    synonym:
  • expedition
  • ,
  • military expedition
  • ,
  • hostile expedition

2. An organized group of people undertaking a journey for a particular purpose

  • "An expedition was sent to explore mars"
    synonym:
  • expedition

3. A journey organized for a particular purpose

    synonym:
  • expedition

4. A journey taken for pleasure

  • "Many summer excursions to the shore"
  • "It was merely a pleasure trip"
  • "After cautious sashays into the field"
    synonym:
  • excursion
  • ,
  • jaunt
  • ,
  • outing
  • ,
  • junket
  • ,
  • pleasure trip
  • ,
  • expedition
  • ,
  • sashay

5. The property of being prompt and efficient

  • "It was done with dispatch"
    synonym:
  • dispatch
  • ,
  • despatch
  • ,
  • expedition
  • ,
  • expeditiousness

Examples of using

They went on an expedition to the North Pole.
His death brought the expedition to an end.
Who was the leader of the expedition?