Meaning of Odyssey

Od•ys•sey

Pronunciation: (od'u-sē), [key]
— pl. -seys
  1. (italics) an epic poem attributed to Homer, describing Odysseus's adventures in his ten-year attempt to return home to Ithaca after the Trojan War.
  2. (often l.c.) a long series of wanderings or adventures, esp. when filled with notable experiences, hardships, etc.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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