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voyager n : a traveler to a distant land (especially one who travels by sea)

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  1. A person who voyages, traveller, a person who explores new lands and worlds.



a person who voyages

Related terms




  1. to travel


Extensive Definition

A voyager is a person who travels, especially as an explorer. The equivalent French term voyageur is used to describe early French Canadian fur traders and explorers who usually travelled by canoe. The voyageurs evolved from the coureur des bois.
It may also mean any of the following:

In aerospace

  • Voyager program, a NASA unmanned space program
    • Voyager 1, an unmanned spacecraft, launched September 5, 1977, and the farthest man-made object from Earth
    • Voyager 2, an unmanned spacecraft, launched August 20, 1977
  • Voyager program (Mars), a planned, but canceled series of probes to the planet Mars
  • VSS Voyager, the proposed second vessel of the Virgin Galactic suborbital tourism fleet
  • Rutan Voyager, the first airplane to fly around the world without refueling

In computing and electronics

  • Voyager, the code name for the HP-10C series of handheld programmable calculators
  • LG Voyager, the mobile phone manufactured by LG Electronics
  • NCR Voyager, a computer platform from NCR Corporation
  • Voyager (Computer worm), a potentially damaging computer worm affecting Oracle databases
  • Voyager (library program), the integrated library system from Endeavor Information Systems, now part of Ex Libris Group
  • Voyager (web browser), a web browser for the Amiga range of computers
  • Voyager components, the supplier of electronic components

In land transport

In literature

  • Voyager Books, an imprint of HarperCollins specializing in fantasy novels.
  • Voyager (novel), a 1992 time travel romance novel written by Diana Gabaldon
  • The Voyagers Trilogy by Ben Bova, which include the novels Voyagers (1981), The Alien Within (1986), and Star Brothers (1990)

In movies, television and gaming

  • Now, Voyager, a 1942 American film
  • Voyager 6, a fictional NASA space probe that evolved sentience as V'ger in Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
  • The Voyager Company, a laserdisc and multimedia CD-ROM publisher in the 1980s and 1990s
  • The Voyager, a 1991 German film, titled Homo Faber in German

In music

Albums and songs

In ocean-going vessels

  • Voyager of the Seas, the first of Royal Caribbean International's five Voyager-class cruise ships

See also

  • Voyageur, the French word for voyager or traveller
voyager in Bulgarian: Вояджър
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voyager in Danish: Voyager (flertydig)
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voyager in Hebrew: וויאג'ר
voyager in Hungarian: Voyager (egyértelműsítő lap)
voyager in Dutch: Voyager
voyager in Japanese: ボイジャー
voyager in Norwegian: Voyager
voyager in Norwegian Nynorsk: Voyager
voyager in Polish: Voyager
voyager in Portuguese: Voyager
voyager in Swedish: Voyager
voyager in Chinese: 航海家号

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