(?). [L. excursio: cf. F. excursion. See Excurrent.] 1. A running or going out or forth; an expedition; a sally.
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Far on excursion toward the gates of hell.
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They would make excursions and waste the country.
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2. A journey chiefly for recreation; a pleasure trip; a brief tour; as, an excursion into the country.
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3. A wandering from a subject; digression.
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I am not in a scribbling mood, and shall therefore make no excursions.
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4. (Mach.) Length of stroke, as of a piston; stroke. [An awkward use of the word.]

Syn. -- Journey; tour; ramble; jaunt. See Journey.
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