Definition of


  1. (noun, act) a temporary stay (e.g., as a guest)
  2. (verb, stative) spend a certain length of time; reside temporarily

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Synonyms of Sojourn


Alternate forms of Sojourn

Derivations: sojourn, sojourner

Hypernyms: pass, spend, stay

Origin of the word Sojourn

  1. late 13c., from O.Fr. sojorner "stay or dwell for a time," from V.L. *subdiurnare "to spend the day," from L. sub- "under, until" + diurnus "of a day," from diurnum "day" (see diurnal). French s?journer formed via vowel dissimilation. more

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