Ex*cur"sion (?). [L. excursio: cf. F.
excursion. See Excurrent.] 1. A
running or going out or forth; an expedition; a sally.
Far on excursion toward the gates of
They would make excursions and waste the
2. A journey chiefly for recreation; a
pleasure trip; a brief tour; as, an excursion into the
3. A wandering from a subject;
I am not in a scribbling mood, and shall therefore
make no excursions. Cowper.
4. (Mach.) Length of stroke, as of a
piston; stroke. [An awkward use of the word.]
Syn. -- Journey; tour; ramble; jaunt. See