Jaunt vs Expedition - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between jaunt and expedition
is that jaunt
is (archaic) a wearisome journey while expedition
is the act of expediting or hurrying.
As a verb jaunt
is to ramble here and there; to stroll; to make an excursion.
(archaic) A wearisome journey.
* Our Savior, meek, and with untroubled mind After his aëry jaunt , though hurried sore. Hungry and cold, betook him to his rest. - Milton
A short excursion for pleasure or refreshment; a ramble; a short journey.
To ramble here and there; to stroll; to make an excursion.
To ride on a jaunting car.
(obsolete) To jolt; to jounce.
* jaunting car
To act of expediting something; prompt execution.
A military journey; an enterprise against some enemy or into enemy territory.
The quality of being expedite; speed, quickness.
* 1719 , (Daniel Defoe), :
* 1749 , (Henry Fielding), Tom Jones , Folio Society 1973, p. 331:
*:he presently exerted his utmost agility, and with surprizing expedition ascended the hill.
*1979 , , Smiley's People , Folio Society 2010, p. 33:
*:The photographer had photographed, the doctor had certified life extinct, the pathologist had inspected the body in situ'' as a prelude to conducting his autopsy – all with an expedition quite contrary to the proper pace of things, merely in order to clear the way for the visiting ''irregular , as the Deputy Assistant Commissioner (Crime and Ops) had liked to call him.
An important enterprise, implying a change of place; especially, a warlike enterprise; a march or a voyage with martial intentions; an excursion by a body of persons for a valuable end; as, a military, naval, exploring, or scientific expedition.
The body of persons making such excursion.
- one of them began to come nearer our boat than at first I expected; but I lay ready for him, for I had loaded my gun with all possible expedition […].