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.

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The discussion in Rivers’ living room was a far different scene than the grand tour the Magic took their targets, including Tim Duncan, on in 2000. Andrew Greif, Los Angeles Times, "Doc Rivers’ Magic lessons taught him how to deal with superstar players," 4 Aug. 2019 Another doorway connects to the moody vermilion bar, whose cocktail menu showcases a grand tour of vermouths, including an Athenian rouge that smells like a bowl of vanilla and roses. Fortune, "Review: Patience Is a Virtue Well-Rewarded at this New Orleans Hotel Bar," 14 July 2019 Mr Blum runs through the early history of weather prediction before embarking on a grand tour of forecasting institutions across Europe and America. The Economist, "How to predict the weather," 6 July 2019 Still, there was an opportunity to be had for a grand tour. James Hill, Washington Post, "When astronomers sent Chuck Berry and Bach to dance among the stars," 20 June 2019 Second, the ’Vette will lose its versatility as a multiday grand touring sports car, owing to its hatchback design. Dan Neil, WSJ, "2019 Corvette ZR1: The Last, and Best, of Its Kind," 28 Nov. 2018 To pump up the sale of the collection, the auction house has taken Ebsworth’s art on a grand tour — the Paris Biennale, London, Hong Kong — to tempt the eyes and wallets of the world’s wealthiest art-collecting elite. David Gutman, The Seattle Times, "Multimillion-dollar art collection, once promised to SAM, now up for auction at Christie’s," 14 Nov. 2018 The North Koreans were given a grand tour not just of Beijing but also of Shanghai and the rural central province of Shanxi, traveling on state-of-the-art bullet trains and receiving tutorials on how China rapidly built up its cities and industries. Jane Perlez, New York Times, "A Trump-Kim Deal Could Send China’s Trade With North Korea Soaring," 5 June 2018 Twitter Facebook − + Daliette Kang • 2 days ago Kang Daniel is coming to the US, as Wanna One starts its grand tour in the global market. Tamar Herman, Billboard, "Wanna One Team Up With Popular Korean Singer-Songwriters for 'Undivided' EP: Watch 'Light' Music Video," 4 June 2018

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First Known Use of grand tour

1678, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of grand tour

: a journey to the different countries of Europe that in the past was part of the education of wealthy young people from Britain and the U.S.
: a tour that is given to show people around a place

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