I'm still confused after reading the dictionary explanation. I think the word 'trip' normally emphasise 'the way from A to B', but does it include or mean 'a tour' as well?

For example, “I won a trip to Paris.” Does that mean I won a one-way ticket to Paris, or a round trip ticket, or a round trip ticket plus the sightseeing tickets etc.?

In other words, is there any chance that 'trip' means 'a tour'?

  • It would be a god idea to say which dictionary or dictionaries you looked up "trip". I'm pretty sure that most explain what the term means and how to use it.
    – Mari-Lou A
    Commented Nov 17, 2016 at 7:56

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could mean any of the three

round trip
including a tour

additional context is needed to be explicitly clear.

I'm taking a trip to Paris and not coming back. (one way)
I'm taking a trip to Paris for the weekend. (round trip)
I'm taking a trip to Paris to see the Musee d'Orsay. (includes a tour of the museum)

Usually, a "trip" is a "round trip" since it's generally assumed people like where they currently are.


The Collins Dictionary defines trip as:

  • any tour, journey, or voyage
  • There are better and more comprehensive definitions...
    – Mari-Lou A
    Commented Nov 17, 2016 at 8:01
  • @Mari-LouA I normally use Collins and the Free dictionary, I don't think it's very clear so I asked this to make sure.
    – EXL
    Commented Nov 17, 2016 at 8:24

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