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tour

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noun \ˈtu̇r, sense 2 is also ˈtau̇(-ə)r\

Definition of tour

  1. 1a :  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 philosophyb :  a series of professional tournaments (as in golf or tennis)c :  a brief turn :  round

  2. 2a :  a period during which an individual or unit is on a specific duty or at one place a tour of dutyb :  one's turn in an orderly schedule :  shift

Examples of tour in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of tour

Middle English, from Anglo-French tur, tourn turning, circuit, journey — more at turn


First Known Use: 14th century


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tour

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Definition of tour

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make a tour of

  3. 2 :  to present (something, such as a theatrical production) on a tour

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to make a tour

Examples of tour in a sentence

  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.

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First Known Use of tour

1708



TOUR Defined for English Language Learners

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tour

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noun \ˈtu̇r, sense 2 is also ˈtau̇(-ə)r\

Definition of tour for English Language Learners

  • : 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


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tour

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Definition of tour for English Language Learners

  • : 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.


TOUR Defined for Kids

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tour

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noun \ˈtu̇r\

Definition of tour for Students

  1. 1 :  a trip usually involving a series of stops and ending at the point where it started a tour of the city

  2. 2 :  a fixed period of duty


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Definition of tour for Students

toured

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touring

  1. :  to make a tour of :  travel as a tourist



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