What is expedition?

  • (noun): A journey organized for a particular purpose.
    See also — Additional definitions below


An expedition typically refers to a long journey or voyage undertaken for a specific purpose, often exploratory, scientific, geographic, military or political in nature. Expedition may also refer to:

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Expeditions To The International Space Station
... Expedition 1 Expedition 2 Expedition 3 Expedition 4 Expedition 5 Expedition 6 Expedition 7 Expedition 8 Expedition 9 Expedition 10 Expedition 11 Expedition 12 Expedition 13 Expedition 14 Expedition 15 ...
Burke And Wills Expedition - Exploration Committee
... the practicability of fitting out an exploring expedition ... to generate much interest and it was 1860 before sufficient money was raised and the expedition was assembled ... called for offers of interest for a leader for the Victorian Exploring Expedition ...
Burke And Wills Expedition - Departure From Melbourne
... The expedition set off from Royal Park, Melbourne at about 4 pm on 20 August 1860 watched by around 15,000 spectators ... The 19 men of the expedition included five Englishmen, six Irishmen, four Indian sepoys, three Germans and an American ... The expedition took a large amount of equipment including enough food to last two years, a cedar-topped oak camp table with two chairs, rockets, flags and a Chinese gong the equipment all ...
Burke And Wills Expedition
... O'Hara Burke and William John Wills led an expedition of 19 men with the intention of crossing Australia from Melbourne in the south to the Gulf of ... mi) from the northern coastline), but owing to poor leadership and bad luck, both of the expedition's leaders died on the return journey ... lost their lives, and only one man, John King, crossed the continent with the expedition and returned alive to Melbourne ...
Burke And Wills Expedition - Rescue Expeditions - Queensland Relief Expedition
... the Victoria in November, the Queensland Relief Expedition under the leadership of William Landsborough searched the gulf coast for the missing expedition ... Having crossed Australia from north to south, the expedition was awarded the £2000 prize for the first successful crossing of the continent ...

More definitions of "expedition":

  • (noun): An organized group of people undertaking a journey for a particular purpose.
    Example: "An expedition was sent to explore Mars"

Famous quotes containing the word expedition:

    It is a sort of ranger service. Arnold’s expedition is a daily experience with these settlers. They can prove that they were out at almost any time; and I think that all the first generation of them deserve a pension more than any that went to the Mexican war.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Writing a novel is not merely going on a shopping expedition across the border to an unreal land: it is hours and years spent in the factories, the streets, the cathedrals of the imagination.
    Janet Frame (b. 1924)