A Word A Day : Sojourn
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
is an instance of visiting.
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
• During his sojourn
in Paris, he came to my house.
• We decided to sojourn
on the Riviera for two months.
: Noun - Plural
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