Adjective "safari" definition and examples

(Safari may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/səˈfɑːri/

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Definitions and examples

noun

An expedition to observe or hunt animals in their natural habitat, especially in East Africa.
  1. 'Beneath the trees, the vegetation is sparse - an ideal habitat for walking safaris.'
  2. 'Those heading to Africa this month for the cool fall season, when darting is the least taxing to the animals, can choose from a plethora of safaris.'
  3. 'From safaris to ski tours to revegetation projects, Sierra Club Outings has a trip for you.'
  4. 'It is a beautiful park, and offers canoeing and walking safaris; it is well worth a visit.'
  5. 'Over centuries they were hunted to the brink of extinction in the big game safaris of southern Africa.'
  6. 'He seemed in a dream as he recounted the trips that he had taken to the Inca ruins in Peru, to Nepal, hidden in the Himalayas, the Pharaonic ruins in Egypt and the safaris in East Africa.'
  7. 'You can easily combine your sport with a winter-sun holiday full of sightseeing and safaris.'
  8. 'They are a mainstay attraction for guided tours and safaris.'
  9. 'The endangered Arabian oryx has been reintroduced to the fenced park here, and a team of rangers takes guests on dawn nature walks, horse-riding safaris and sunset camel rides.'
  10. 'One of the unique attractions of the park is that walking safaris are allowed and you can get off your vehicle for a nature walk.'

More definitions

1. a journey or expedition, for hunting, exploration, or investigation, especially in eastern Africa.

2. the hunters, guides, vehicles, equipment, etc., forming such an expedition.

3. any long or adventurous journey or expedition. verb (used without object), safaried, safariing.

4. to go on a safari.

More examples(as adjective)

"suits can be safari."

"companies can be safari."

"ventures can be safari."

"tours can be safari."

"parks can be safari."

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Origin

Late 19th century: from Kiswahili, from Arabic safara ‘to travel’.