grand tour


Definition of grand tour

1 : an extended tour of the Continent that was formerly a usual part of the education of young British gentlemen
2 : an extensive and usually educational tour

Examples of grand tour in a Sentence

They offered to give us a grand tour of their new house.
Recent Examples on the Web Florida’s first all-women honor flight sets off Tuesday for Washington D.C., where over 100 veterans will be treated to a grand tour of the nation’s capital. Lawrence Richard, Fox News, 31 May 2022 The store’s competitors also took the grand tour — Max Hochschild, Louis Kohn, Jacob Hutzler, Louis Gutman and Leon Coblens, among others. Jacques Kelly, Baltimore Sun, 4 June 2022 After its grand tour from London to Los Angeles, Frieze is landing in Manhattan’s Hudson Yards, at The Shed. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, 13 May 2022 The visit was short; Uranus was one stop on the mission’s grand tour of the solar system, and the probe made its observations while on the move. Marina Koren, The Atlantic, 19 Apr. 2022 Slipstream is easy to pick up yet tough to master, with an often brutal difficulty that may put off casual gamers who crave first-place finishes, or even just the satisfaction of reaching the end of a five-stage grand tour. Matt Gardner, Forbes, 15 Apr. 2022 Part of its yearly grand tour of the outer solar system, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope captured new technicolor images of the giant planets: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Elizabeth Gamillo, Smithsonian Magazine, 24 Nov. 2021 In cycling, World Tour riders usually have at least 3 different bikes for a grand tour — a normal bike, at least one TT bike, and a climbing bike. Outside Online, 29 Jan. 2021 Nearby is Saint Theo's, which serves up a grand tour of Italy — and has quickly become a hotspot for the style set. Scott Bay, Travel + Leisure, 7 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of grand tour

1678, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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3 Aug 2022

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“Grand tour.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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