sojourn
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈsɒdʒɜːn/, /ˈsɒdʒən/, /ˈsəʊdʒɜːn/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈsoʊdʒɚn/
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.
    • 1667, John Milton, “Book 3”, in Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten Books, London: Printed [by Samuel Simmons], and are to be sold by Peter Parker […] [a]nd by Robert Boulter […] [a]nd Matthias Walker, […], OCLC 228722708 ↗; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: The Text Exactly Reproduced from the First Edition of 1667: […], London: Basil Montagu Pickering […], 1873, OCLC 230729554 ↗:
      Though long detain'd / In that obscure sojourn
Synonyms
  • abode#Noun
Translations Translations Verb

sojourn (sojourns, present participle sojourning; past and past participle sojourned)

  1. (intransitive) To reside somewhere temporarily, especially as a guest or lodger.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Genesis 12:30 ↗:
      Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there.
    • The soldiers first assembled at Newcastle, and there sojourned three days.
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