Jaunt vs Expedition - What's the difference?

jaunt | expedition |

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.




(en noun)
  • (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.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To ramble here and there; to stroll; to make an excursion.
  • To ride on a jaunting car.
  • (obsolete) To jolt; to jounce.
  • (Bale)

    Derived terms

    * jaunting car








    (en noun)
  • 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), :
  • 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 […].
  • * 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.