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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class II. Words Relating to Space
Section IV. Motion
1. Motion in General

266. [Locomotion by Land.] Journey.

   NOUN:TRAVEL; traveling &c. v.; wayfaring, campaigning, nomadization.
  EXCURSION, journey, expedition, tour, trip, grand tour, Wanderjahr [Ger.], circuit, peregrination, discursion [obs.], ramble, pilgrimage, hadj or hajj [Ar.], trek [S. Africa], course, ambulation, march, walk, promenade, constitutional [colloq.], stroll, saunter, hike [colloq.], tramp, jog trot, turn, stalk, perambulation; outing, ride, drive, airing, jaunt.
  nightwalking, noctambulation, noctambulism; somnambulism, sleep walking, somnambulation.
  RIDING, equitation, horsemanship, manège or manege, manage [archaic], ride and tie.
  ROVING, vagrancy, pererration [obs.]; marching and countermarching; nomadism; vagabondism, vagabondage; hoboism [U. S.]; gadding; flit, flitting; migration; emigration, immigration, demigration [obs.], intermigration; Wanderlust [Ger.].
  ITINERARY, plan, guide; handbook, roadbook; Baedeker, Bradshaw, Murray.
  PROCESSION, parade, cavalcade, caravan, file, cortège [F.], column.
  [ORGANS AND INSTRUMENTS OF LOCOMOTION] cycle, automobile, motor car (vehicle) [See Vehicle]; trolley, locomotive; palanquin or palankeen, litter, dandy or dandi [India], jinrikisha or jinricksha; roller skates, skates, skis, snowshoes; legs, shanks, feet; pegs, pins, trotters [colloq.].
  TRAVELER [See Traveler].
  STATION, stop, stopping place, terminal [U. S.], terminus, depot [U. S.], railway station, gare [F.].
   VERB:TRAVEL, journey, course; take -, go- a journey; railroad [U. S.]; flit, take wing; migrate, emigrate, immigrate; trek [S. Africa]; scour -, traverse- the country; peragrate [obs.]; perambulate, circumambulate; tour, peregrinate, itinerate [rare], nomadize.
  motor, motorcycle, bicycle, cycle [colloq.], spin, speed, burn up the road; trolley [colloq.]; go by -car, – trolley, – automobile, – rail, – train &c.
  MOTORIZE, electrify.
  WANDER, roam, range, prowl, rove, jaunt, ramble, stroll, saunter, hover, go one’s rounds, straggle; gad, gad about; expatiate [rare]; patrol, pace up and down, traverse; take a walk &c. n.; go out for a walk &c. n.; have a run, take the air; noctambulate; somnambulate.
  TAKE HORSE, ride, drive, trot, amble, canter, prance, fisk [obs.], frisk, caracoler [F.], caracole; gallop &c. (move quickly) [See Velocity].
  WALK, march, step, tread, pace, plod, wend [archaic]; promenade; trudge, track, hoof it [slang], hike [colloq.], tramp; stalk, stride, straddle, strut, foot it, stump, bundle, bowl along, toddle; paddle; tread -, follow -, pursue- a path.
  peg on, jog on, wag on, shuffle on; stir one’s stumps [colloq.]; bend one’s -steps, – course; make -, find -, wend -, pick -, thread -, plow- one’s way.
  GLIDE, slide, coast, skim, skate.
  FILE OFF, march in procession, defile.
  GO TO, repair to, resort to, hie to, betake oneself to.
   ADJECTIVE:TRAVELING &c. v.; ambulatory, itinerant, peripatetic, perambulatory, mundivagant [rare], roving, rambling, gadding, discursive, vagrant, migratory, nomadic; circumforanean [obs.], circumforaneous.
  NIGHT-WANDERING, noctivagant [rare], noctambulistic, noctivagous, somnambulistic or somnambular, somnambulant.
  SELF-MOVING, automobile, automotive, locomotive, locomobile, automatic.
  WAYFARING, wayworn; travel-stained.
   ADVERB:on foot, on horseback, on Shanks’s mare; by the Marrowbone stage; in transitu [See Transference]; en route [See Progression].
   INTERJECTION:come along! step on it! [automobile cant].    QUOTATIONS:
  1. I will paddle it stoutly at your side With the tandem that nature gave me.—Holmes
  2. I dislike feeling at home when I am abroad.—Shaw