journey (noun, verb) LISTEN
A journey is the time or distance that you travel to go somewhere. Usually a journey is long.
- I hate long bus journeys.
- The journey to work took more than two hours.
A journey is also a vacation to a different city or country.
- We went on a two-week journey to Brazil.
To journey also means ‘to travel.’
- We journeyed to China.
The word journey is very common in the UK. In the US, we usually use the noun trip. (“We went on a two-week trip to Brazil.”)
In the UK, when someone comes to visit us from a distant place, we often ask, “How was the journey?”
In pop culture
Journey is the name of a band from the 1980s. One of their most famous songs is Don’t Stop Believing. The song is about the stories of strangers (people who don’t know each other).