from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A route or proposed route of a journey.
  • n. An account or record of a journey.
  • n. A guidebook for travelers.
  • adj. Of or relating to a journey or route.
  • adj. Traveling from place to place; itinerant.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A route or proposed route of a journey.
  • n. An account or record of a journey.
  • n. A guidebook for travellers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Itinerant; traveling; passing from place to place; done on a journey.
  • n. An account of travels, or a register of places and distances as a guide to travelers.
  • n. A detailed plan for a journey, including a list of places to be visited, and often other information such as the dates, places of residence, and transportation to be used during the journey.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Traveling; passing from place to place, especially on a circuit: as, an itinerary judge.
  • Of or pertaining to a journey; specifically, pertaining to an official journey or circuit, as of a judge or preacher: as, itinerary observations.
  • Pertaining to descriptions of roads, or to a road-book: as, an itinerary unit.
  • n. A plan of travel; a list of places to be included in a journey, with means of transit and any other desired details: as, to make out an itinerary of a proposed tour.
  • n. An account of a line of travel, or of the routes of a country or region, of the places and points of interest, etc.; a work containing a description of routes and places, in successive order: as, an itinerary from Paris to Rome, or of France or Italy; Antonine's “Itinerary of the Roman Empire.” Also itinerarium.
  • n. An itinerant journey; a regular course of travel; a tour of observation or exploration.
  • n. In the Roman Catholic Church, a form of prayer for the use of the clergy when setting out on a journey: generally placed at the end of the breviary. It consists of the canticle Benedictus, with an antiphon, preces, and two collects.
  • n. One who journeys from place to place.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a guidebook for travelers
  • n. an established line of travel or access
  • n. a proposed route of travel


Middle English itinerarie, from Late Latin itinerārium, account of a journey, from neuter of itinerārius, of traveling, from Latin iter, itiner-, journey; see ei- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Late Latin itinerarius ("pertaining to a journey"), neuter itinerarium ("an account of a journey, a road-book"), from iter ("a way, journey"); see itinerate. (Wiktionary)



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  • Sounds awkward to me.

    September 28, 2011

  • "My daily itinerary to school" sounds wrong, but it sounded wrongest before I read the Century's definitions.

    September 28, 2011

  • Is it OK to use it in a sentence like, "My daily itinerary to school" in place of route, as in "My daily route to school"?

    September 28, 2011