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1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
aberrancy, aberration, airing, ambages, aside, bend, bias, branching off, bypass, bypath, byway, campaign, circling, circuit, circuition, circuitousness, circuitry, circularity, circulation, circumambience, circumambiency, circumambulation, circumbendibus, circumflexion, circumlocution, circummigration, circumnavigation, corner, course, crook, crosswiseness, cruise, curve, declination, deflection, deflexure, departure, detour, deviance, deviancy, deviation, deviousness, diagonality, digression, discursion, divagation, divarication, divergence, diversion, dogleg, double, drift, drifting, drive, episode, errantry, excursus, exorbitation, expedition, grand tour, gyre, gyring, hairpin, hike, indirection, indirectness, jaunt, journey, junket, lionism, meandering, nonconformity, obliqueness, obliquity, orbit, orbiting, outing, package tour, parenthesis, peregrination, pererration, pilgrimage, pleasure trip, progress, ramble, rambling, ride, round trip, roundabout, roundabout way, roundaboutness, rounding, rubberneck tour, run, safari, sail, sally, sheer, shift, shifting, shifting course, shifting path, shoot, side path, side road, sidetrack, sight-seeing, skew, skewness, slant, spiral, spiraling, squint, stalk, straying, stroll, sweep, swerve, swerving, swinging, tack, tour, transverseness, trek, trip, turn, turning, twist, vagary, variation, veer, voyage, walk, walkabout, wandering, warp, wheeling, yaw, zigzag
Dictionary Results for excursion:
1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
    n 1: a journey taken for pleasure; "many summer excursions to
         the shore"; "it was merely a pleasure trip"; "after
         cautious sashays into the field" [syn: excursion,
         jaunt, outing, junket, pleasure trip, expedition,
    2: wandering from the main path of a journey [syn: digression,

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Excursion \Ex*cur"sion\ [L. excursio: cf. F. excursion. See
   1. A running or going out or forth; an expedition; a sally.
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            Far on excursion toward the gates of hell. --Milton.
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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.                   --Cowper.
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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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