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voy·age

voyage

 
 
pronunciation:
voI ihj
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a long journey by air, land, sea, or outer space.
The voyage to the moon and back took over a week.
synonyms:
journey, travels, trip
similar words:
cruise, expedition, flight, passage, safari, trek
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: voyages, voyaging, voyaged
definition: to make or take a long trip or journey; travel.
The scientists voyaged to the South Pole.
synonyms:
journey, travel
similar words:
cruise, fly, jet, roam, sail, tour, trek
derivation: voyager (n.)
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The word voyage contains the following part:
-age Latin noun-forming suffix that means act, process, or result of (the action indicated by the verb base)
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The suffix -age attaches primarily to bases that are English verbs to form nouns. Base-final y becomes i and base-final silent e is dropped before -age (carry + -age > carriage , store + -age > storage ) Some nouns ending in -age are loan words from French (voyage , courage ) whose bases are Latin roots.