A voyager is someone who goes on a long trip, especially if he travels in a ship. Historically, voyagers have often been explorers.

  • Pronunciation: /'vɔɪədʒə/
  • English Description: someone who makes long and often dangerous journeys, especially on the sea
  • Chinese Translation: 航海者(Hang2 Hai3 Zhe3)
  • Spanish Translation: viajero
  • STORY: A voyage is a long trip to a faraway land, and people who go on voyages are called voyagers. You're most likely to find this word describing sea travelers, like the explorers Christopher Columbus and Ferdinand Magellan. Because of its association with long, uncertain journeys, the word voyager has often been used for naming spaceships in science fiction and real life. Voyager has a Latin root, viaticum, which means "a journey."


  • However, not since Voyager 2 passed by Neptune in the late 1980s has a new world been revealed up close in quite the same way.BBC Apr 29, 2015

  • Rather, like the Voyager explorations in the late 1970s and 1980s, New Horizons will make its observations on the fly.

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