English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'expedition'

(noun) 
Definition
an organized journey or voyage, esp. for exploration
Byrd's 1928 expedition to Antarctica
Synonyms
journey
a journey from Manchester to Plymouth
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exploration
We devoted a week to the exploration of the Mayan sites of Copan.
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mission
the most crucial stage of his latest peace mission
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voyage
She aims to follow Amundsen's voyage to Antarctica.
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enterprise
Horse breeding is a risky enterprise.
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undertaking
Organizing the show has been a massive undertaking.
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quest
Sir Guy the Seeker came on his quest to Dunstanburgh Castle.
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trek
He is on a trek through the South Gobi desert.
(noun) 
Definition
the people and equipment comprising an expedition
Forty-three members of the expedition were killed.
Synonyms
team
Mr Hunter and his management team
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crew
The film crew spent nearly twelve weeks shooting in Thailand.
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party
a party of explorers
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group
The trouble involved a small group of football supporters.
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company
He was a notable young actor in a company of rising stars.
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travellers
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explorers
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voyagers
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wayfarers
(noun) 
Definition
a pleasure trip or excursion
We went on a shopping expedition.
Synonyms
trip
On the Thursday we went out on a day trip.
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tour
week five of my tour of European cities
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outing
families on a Sunday afternoon outing
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excursion
We also recommend a full day excursion to the Upper Douro.
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jaunt
I decided to take a jaunt down to Long Beach.
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awayday
(noun) 
He was praised for having acted with such expedition.
Synonyms
speed
I was amazed at his speed of working.
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hurry
the hurry of people wanting to get home
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dispatch
He feels we should act with despatch.
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readiness
the warmth of his personality and the readiness of his wit
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haste
Authorities appear to be moving with haste against the three dissidents.
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alacrity
As you can imagine, I accepted with alacrity.
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rapidity
the rapidity with which the weather can change
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quickness
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swiftness
With incredible swiftness she ran down the passage.
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promptness
the company's promptness in settling its debts
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celerity (formal)
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expeditiousness

Additional synonyms

in the sense of alacrity
Definition
speed or eagerness
As you can imagine, I accepted with alacrity.
Synonyms
gaiety (old-fashioned),
quickness,
briskness,
joyousness,
sprightliness,
in the sense of celerity
Definition
swiftness
in the sense of company
Definition
a number of people gathered together
He was a notable young actor in a company of rising stars.

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