Definition of “pilgrimage” - English Dictionary


“pilgrimage” in English

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pilgrimagenoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈpɪl.ɡrɪ.mɪdʒ/ us /ˈpɪl.ɡrə.mɪdʒ/

a special journey made by a pilgrim:

Muslims try to make a pilgrimage/go on a pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in their life.

a visit to a place that is considered special, where you go to show your respect:

For many fans, the national stadium is a place of pilgrimage.

(Definition of “pilgrimage” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“pilgrimage” in American English

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pilgrimagenoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈpɪl·ɡrə·mɪdʒ/

a trip, often a long one, made to a holy place for religious reasons

(Definition of “pilgrimage” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)