Pilgrims on their way to Mecca
An example of a pilgrimage is the Hajj, the journey taken by thousands of Muslim people traveling to Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
- a journey made by a pilgrim, esp. to a shrine or holy place
- any long journey, as to a place of historical interest
Origin of pilgrimageMiddle English pilgrymage from Old French pelegrinage from pelegrin, pilgrim
- A journey to a sacred place or shrine.
- A long journey or search, especially one of exalted purpose or moral significance.
intransitive verbpil·grim·aged, pil·grim·ag·ing, pil·grim·ag·es
(third-person singular simple present pilgrimages, present participle pilgrimaging, simple past and past participle pilgrimaged)
- To go on a pilgrimage.