noun \ˈtr, 1 is also ˈta(-ə)r\

: a journey through the different parts of a country, region, etc.

: an activity in which you go through a place (such as a building or city) in order to see and learn about the different parts of it

: a series of related performances, appearances, competitions, etc., that occur at different places over a period of time

Full Definition of TOUR

a :  one's turn in an orderly schedule :  shift
b :  a period during which an individual or unit is on a specific duty or at one place <a tour of duty>
a :  a journey for business, pleasure, or education often involving a series of stops and ending at the starting point; also :  something resembling such a tour <a tour of the history of philosophy>
b :  a brief turn :  round
c :  a series of professional tournaments (as in golf or tennis)

Examples of TOUR

  1. We went on a tour of Italy.
  2. They went on a driving tour of New England.
  3. They went on a tour of the city.
  4. We were taken on a tour of the school.
  5. We went on a guided tour of the museum.
  6. They gave us a tour of their new house.
  7. during his tour in Vietnam
  8. He served a tour of duty in Germany.

Origin of TOUR

Middle English, from Anglo-French tur, tourn turning, circuit, journey — more at turn
First Known Use: 14th century



: to make a journey or trip through an area or place : to make a tour of (something)

: to travel from place to place to perform, give speeches, etc.

Full Definition of TOUR

intransitive verb
:  to make a tour
transitive verb
:  to make a tour of
:  to present (as a theatrical production) on a tour

Examples of TOUR

  1. We'll tour the museum tomorrow.
  2. We toured around for several weeks last summer.
  3. Are you here to study? No, I'm just touring.
  4. Is the band touring this year?
  5. The show has toured the country.

First Known Use of TOUR



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