Sojourn definition

sōjûrn, sō-jûrn
A short stay somewhere.
noun
3
0
To reside temporarily.
verb
4
2
To live somewhere temporarily, as on a visit; stay for a while.
verb
3
1
A brief or temporary stay; visit.
noun
3
1
The definition of a sojourn is a temporary visit or stay.

An example of sojourn is when you stay at a hotel for a day or two in a different country.

noun
2
0
Advertisement
A temporary residence.

Though long detained / In that obscure sojourn. "” Milton.

noun
0
0
(intransitive) To reside somewhere temporarily, especially as a guest or lodger.
verb
0
0
A temporary stay; a brief period of residence.
noun
0
2

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
sojourn
Plural:
sojourns

Origin of sojourn

  • Middle English sojournen from Old French sojorner from Vulgar Latin subdiurnāre Latin sub- sub- Late Latin diurnum day (from Latin daily ration) (from neuter of diurnus daily) (from diēs day dyeu- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old French sojor, sojorner (modern séjour, séjourner), from (assumed) Vulgar Latin *subdiurnāre, from Latin sub- (“under, a little over") + Late Latin diurnus (“lasting for a day"), from Latin dies (“day").

    From Wiktionary