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Webster 1913 Edition


Sojourn

So′journ

,
Verb.
I.
[
imp. & p. p.
Sojourned
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Sojourning
.]
[OE.
sojornen
,
sojournen
, OF.
sojorner
,
sejorner
, F.
séjourner
, fr. L.
sub
under, about +
diurnus
belonging to the day. See
Journal
,
Diurnal
.]
To dwell for a time; to dwell or live in a place as a temporary resident or as a stranger, not considering the place as a permanent habitation; to delay; to tarry.
Abram went down into Egypt to
sojourn
there.
Gen. xii. 30.
Home he goeth, he might not longer
sojourn
.
Chaucer.
The soldiers first assembled at Newcastle, and there
sojourned
three days.
Hayward.

So′journ

,
Noun.
[Cf. OF.
sujurn
,
sujur
,
sejor
, F.
séjour
. See
Sojourn
,
Verb.
I.
]
A temporary residence, as that of a traveler in a foreign land.
Though long detained
In that obscure
sojourn
.
Milton.

Webster 1828 Edition


Sojourn

SOJOURN

,
Verb.
I.
so'jurn. To dwell for a time; to dwell or live in a place as a temporary resident, or as a stranger, not considering the place as his permanent habitation. So Abram sojourned in Egypt. Gen. 12.

Definition 2021


sojourn

sojourn

English

Noun

sojourn (plural sojourns)

  1. A short stay somewhere.
    • 2006, Joseph Price Remington, Paul Beringer, Remington: The Science And Practice Of Pharmacy (page 1168)
      The use of vasoconstrictors to increase the sojourn of local anesthetics at the site of infiltration continues []
  2. A temporary residence.
    Though long detained / In that obscure sojourn. Milton.

Translations

Verb

sojourn (third-person singular simple present sojourns, present participle sojourning, simple past and past participle sojourned)

  1. (intransitive) To reside somewhere temporarily, especially as a guest or lodger.
    • Bible, Genesis xii. 30
      Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there.
    • Hayward
      The soldiers first assembled at Newcastle, and there sojourned three days.

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Related terms

References

  1. sojourn” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).

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