Definition of 'pilgrimage'
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If you love cheese, it is an essential family pilgrimage. The Sun (2016)If you love cheese, it is an essential family pilgrimage. The Sun (2016)The location of these pilgrimage sites is significant. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He could have been on a pilgrimage to the site to remember a relative or friend. The Sun (2016)After his death his cell became a popular site of pilgrimage. COLLINS DICTIONARY OF SAINTS (2004)The father then undertakes his own pilgrimage along the same route. Times, Sunday Times (2011)How long would the pilgrimage take today? Times, Sunday Times (2009)To this end it was lavished with holy relics, pilgrimage rights and the freedom to pardon sins. Times, Sunday Times (2008)While the recriminations continued to fly, hundreds of bodies remained unclaimed in mosques at the pilgrimage site. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They specifically refer to the need for advanced security for pilgrimage sites, for banking and for social media. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The grandchildren of the combatants making pilgrimages to the sites are still touched by the respect and tranquillity of the cemeteries in which their ancestors lie. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The men made a pilgrimage to the site of the PoW camp to open a replica hut built in memory of their comrades who died. The Sun (2008) Religious pilgrimages in India are at an all-time high. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The sight of an old tree in a field sparked a memory of a pilgrimage to a religious site where a Sikh Guru had once preached. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'pilgrimage'
British English: pilgrimage /ˈpɪlɡrɪmɪdʒ/ NOUN
If someone makes a pilgrimage to a place, they make a journey there because the place is holy according to their religion, or very important to them personally.
...a private pilgrimage to family graves.
- American English: pilgrimage
- Arabic: حَجّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: peregrinação
- Chinese: 朝圣
- Croatian: hodočašće
- Czech: pouť putování
- Danish: pilgrimsrejse
- Dutch: bedevaart
- European Spanish: peregrinaje
- Finnish: pyhiinvaellus
- French: pèlerinage
- German: Pilgerfahrt
- Greek: προσκύνημα
- Italian: pellegrinaggio
- Japanese: 巡礼の旅
- Korean: 순례
- Norwegian: pilegrimsferd
- Polish: pielgrzymka
- European Portuguese: peregrinação
- Romanian: pelerinaj
- Russian: паломничество
- Spanish: peregrinaje
- Swedish: pilgrimsfärd
- Thai: การเดินทางเพื่อไปแสวงบุญ
- Turkish: hac
- Ukrainian: паломництво
- Vietnamese: đoàn hành hương
Definition of pilgrimage from the Collins English Dictionary
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