pil|grim|age


pil|grim|age
pil|grim|age «PIHL gruh mihj», noun, verb, -aged, -ag|ing.
–n.
1. a pilgrim's journey; journey to some sacred place as an act of religious devotion: »

Give me my scallopshell…My staff of faith…My scrip of joy…and thus I'll take my pilgrimage (Sir Walter Raleigh).

2. a journey, especially a long one. SYNONYM(S): peregrination, wayfaring.
3. Figurative. life thought of as a journey: »

My sword I give to him that shall succeed me in my pilgrimage, and my courage and skill to him that can get it (John Bunyan).

–v.i.
to make a pilgrimage; go on a pilgrimage: »

They pilgrimaged to the Holy Land.

[< unrecorded Anglo-French pelgrimage, Old French pelrimage < pelegriner go as a pilgrim < pelerin pilgrim]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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