Friday, 22nd February 2008 : Today's Word is ...
( Noun & Intransitive Verb )
Pronunciation : so-jùrn
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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