Meaning of EXCURSION in English


ex ‧ cur ‧ sion /ɪkˈskɜːʃ ə n $ ɪkˈskɜːrʒ ə n/ BrE AmE noun [countable]

[ Date: 1500-1600 ; Language: Latin ; Origin: excursio , from excurrere 'to run out' ]

1 . a short journey arranged so that a group of people can visit a place, especially while they are on holiday

excursion to

Included in the tour is an excursion to the Grand Canyon.

on an excursion

We went on an excursion to the Pyramids.

2 . a short journey made for a particular purpose SYN trip :

a shopping excursion

3 . excursion into something formal an attempt to experience or learn about something that is new to you:

the company’s excursion into new markets

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.