excursion vs junket what difference

what is difference between excursion and junket

English

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin excursio (a running out, an inroad, invasion, a setting out, beginning of a speech), from excurrere (to run out), from ex (out) + currere (to run).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛks.kɜː(ɹ).ʒən/, /ɛks.kɜː(ɹ).ʃən/
  • Rhymes: -ɜː(ɹ)ʃən

Noun

excursion (plural excursions)

  1. A brief recreational trip; a journey out of the usual way.
  2. A wandering from the main subject: a digression.
  3. (aviation) An occurrence where an aircraft runs off the end or side of a runway or taxiway, usally during takeoff, landing, or taxi.
  4. (phonetics) A deviation in pitch, for example in the syllables of enthusiastic speech.

Synonyms

  • (recreational trip): journey, trip
  • (wandering from the main subject): digression, excursus

Derived terms

  • alarums and excursions
  • excursion fare
  • excursion steamer
  • power excursion

Related terms

  • excursus

Translations

Verb

excursion (third-person singular simple present excursions, present participle excursioning, simple past and past participle excursioned)

  1. (intransitive) To go on a recreational trip or excursion.
    • 1825, Charles Lamb, Letter to Mr. Wordsworth, 6 April, 1825, in The Works of Charles Lamb, Volume I, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1851, p. 249, [2]
      Yesterday I excursioned twenty miles; to-day I write a few letters.
    • 1880, Mark Twain, A Tramp Abroad, Chapter 49, [3]
      After breakfast, that next morning in Chamonix, we went out in the yard and watched the gangs of excursioning tourists arriving and departing with their mules and guides and porters []
    • 1942, Emily Carr, The Book of Small, “Ways of Getting Round,” [4]
      Victoria cows preferred to walk on the plank sidewalks in winter rather than dirty their hooves in the mud by the roadside. They liked to tune their chews to the tap, tap, tap of their feet on the planks. Ladies challenged the right of way by opening and shutting their umbrellas in the cows’ faces and shooing, but the cows only chewed harder and stood still. It was the woman-lady, not the lady-cow who had to take to the mud and get scratched by the wild rose bushes that grew between sidewalk and fence while she excursioned round the cow.

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Further reading

  • excursion in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • excursion in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • excursion at OneLook Dictionary Search

French

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin excursio, excursionem.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛk.skyʁ.sjɔ̃/

Noun

excursion f (plural excursions)

  1. excursion
  2. wander (talk off topic)

Further reading

  • “excursion” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).


English

Etymology

From Middle English jonket (basket made of rushes; food, probably made of sour milk or cream; banquet, feast.), from Medieval Latin iuncta, possibly from Latin iuncus (rush, reed) and therefore a possible doublet of jonquil.

Meaning shifted to “feast of banquet” by 1520s, probably via the notion of a picnic basket. This in turn led to the sense of “pleasure-trip” (1814), and then to specifically to “trip made ostensibly for business but which entails merrymaking or entertainment” by 1886 in American English.

Pronunciation

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈdʒʌŋkɪt/
  • Rhymes: -ʌŋkɪt

Noun

junket (plural junkets)

  1. (obsolete) A basket.
  2. A type of cream cheese, originally made in a rush basket; later, a food made of sweetened curds or rennet.
    • 1818, John Keats, “Where be ye going, you Devon maid?”:
      I love your meads, and I love your flowers, / And I love your junkets mainly […].
  3. (obsolete) A delicacy.
    • 1593, William Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew, Act III, Scene 2,[1]
      [] though bride and bridegroom wants
      For to supply the places at the table,
      You know there wants no junkets at the feast.
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, V.4:
      Goe streight, and take with thee to witnesse it / Sixe of thy fellowes of the best array, / And beare with you both wine and juncates fit, / And bid him eate […].
  4. A feast or banquet.
    • 1790, Ambrose Philips, The free-thinker, Vol III. No 124., page 95
      Conversation is the natural Junket of the Mind ; and most Men have an Appetite to it, once in the day at least […].
  5. A pleasure-trip; a journey made for feasting or enjoyment, now especially a trip made ostensibly for business but which entails merrymaking or entertainment.
  6. A press junket.
    • 2018, An Phung and Chloe Melas,”Women accuse Morgan Freeman of inappropriate behavior, harassment”, CNN entertainment, May 24, 2018
      An entertainment reporter who is a member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association said Freeman made comments about her skirt and her legs during two different junkets.
  7. (gambling) A gaming room for which the capacity and limits change daily, often rented out to private vendors who run tour groups through them and give a portion of the proceeds to the main casino.

Translations

References

Verb

junket (third-person singular simple present junkets, present participle junketing or junketting, simple past and past participle junketed or junketted)

  1. (intransitive, dated) To attend a junket; to feast.
    • 1677, Hannah Woolley, The Compleat Servant-Maid, London: T. Passinger, p. 2,[2]
      Be careful that you wast not, or spoil your Ladies, or Mistresses goods, neither sit you up junketing a nights, after your Master and Mistress be abed.
    • 1688, Robert South, Sermon preached on 8 April, 1688, in Twelve Sermons Preached upon Several Occasions. The Second Volume, London: Thomas Bennet, p. 414,[3]
      Iob’s Children junketted and feasted together often, but the Reckoning cost them dear at last.
    • 1748, Samuel Richardson, Clarissa, London, for the author, Volume 1, Letter 32, p. 218,[4]
      ’Tis better than lying abed half the day, and junketing and card-playing all the night, and makeing yourselves wholly useless to every good purpose in your own families, as is now the fashion among ye []
    • 1879, Robert Louis Stevenson, Edinburgh: Picturesque Notes, London: Seeley, Jackson & Halliday, Chapter 10, p. 38,[5]
      After they had built their water-house and laid their pipes, it occurred to them that the place was suitable for junketing. Once entertained, with jovial magistrates and public funds, the idea led speedily to accomplishment; and Edinburgh could soon boast of a municipal Pleasure House.
  2. (intransitive) To go on a junket; to travel.
    • 1910, Lucy Maud Montgomery, “Miss Sally’s Letter,”[6]
      Together they made trips to town or junketed over the country in search of furniture and dishes of which Miss Sally had heard.
    • 1921, Ida Tarbell, “The Socialization of the Home” in The Business of Being a Woman, New York: Macmillan,[7]
      It is only by much junketing about that one comes to the full realization of what men and women in the main are doing in this country. One learns as he passes from town to town, through cities and across plains, that the general reason for industry everywhere is to get the means to build and support a home.
    • 1943, Patrick Quentin, “The Last of Mrs. Maybrick” in Marc Gerald (ed.), Murder Plus: True Crime Stories from the Masters of Detective Fiction, New York: Pharos, 1992, p. 214,[8]
      It was her belief that the summer folk went junketing off with the first fall of autumn leaves, leaving their cats to starve.
    • 1985, Herman Wouk, Inside, Outside, New York: Avon, 1986, Chapter 81, p. 549,[9]
      On the boat I met an old art history professor, with whom I junketed around for a while, visiting museums in London and Paris []
  3. (transitive) To regale or entertain with a feast.

Synonyms

  • (attend a junket): banquet
  • (go on a junket): gallivant, jaunt

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