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Expedition meaning

expedition - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. The quality of being expedite; efficient promptness; haste; dispatch; speed; quickness; as to carry the mail with expedition.
  2. 2. A sending forth or setting forth the execution of some object of consequence; progress.
  3. 3. 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; also, the body of persons making such excursion.
  4. 4. Speed; despatch; a voyage or journey.

expedition - examples of usage

  1. When the expedition returned, about four months afterwards, the wagon was a wreck. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. The success of this entertainment was such that before they separated another expedition had been planned for the next day. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. The weather was almost kindly enough for an expedition. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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