Friday, 22nd February 2008 : Today's Word is ...
( Noun & Intransitive Verb )
Pronunciation : so-j�rn
Definition : Noun
1. a short stay at a place
2. brief visit
Definition : Verb
1. to stay at a place for a time
2. to spend a certain length of time
3. to remain as a guest or lodger
Past and past participle : sojourned
Present participle : sojourning
3rd person present singular : sojourns
13th century - Anglo-Norman sujurn, Old French sojorn - Old French sojourner - spend the day - Latin sub - under + late Latin diurnum - day
visit, stay, stop, layover, residence, rest, stopover, tarriance, travel, vacation
A visit is an instance of visiting.
A visitation is an act of visiting, carrying the connotation of an unexpected or undesired occurrence.
roam, wander, depart, go, leave
� During our short sojourn here we are constantly changing.
� Pontellier were contemplating a summer sojourn abroad.
� During his sojourn in Paris, he came to my house.
� We decided to sojourn on the Riviera for two months.
� sojourns : Noun - Plural
� sojourner : Noun
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