tour·​ing | \ˈtu̇r-iŋ \

Definition of touring 

1 : participation in a tour

2 : cross-country skiing for pleasure

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He was fired by his bandmates after a disagreement over the touring schedule. Eder Campuzano,, "Fleetwood Mac will play Portland's Moda Center in November," 25 Apr. 2018 In a more than 40-year career on the San Diego arts scene — including a 22-year stint as local chief of the touring-show presenter Broadway/San Diego — Joe Kobryner has witnessed enough cultural riches here to last several lifetimes. James Hebert,, "As he moves on, Broadway/San Diego's Joe Kobryner looks back at decades of theater memories," 6 July 2018 Hellzapoppin', which claims to be the world's largest touring freak show, is coming to Winter Park on Wednesday, June 27, bringing fire, swords and beds of nails. Trevor Fraser,, "Hellzapoppin' Circus Sideshow aims for Winter Park," 27 June 2018 MoMI borrowed an extra frog, this one built in 1978, from the Henson family for the touring version. Tim Greiving,, "Jim Henson's universe: Muppets, 'Sesame Street,' Fraggles and more, all in one traveling exhibition," 4 June 2018 The local scenes of my high school years gave way to a network of local scenes, connected through touring bands and the people who moved along with them. Nancy Baym, WIRED, "Book Excerpt: How Music Fans Built the Internet," 10 July 2018 Station officials wanted to return to the ever-popular subject of dinosaurs and went looking for a touring show. Matt Campbell, kansascity, "New Union Station exhibit has life-sized moving dinosaurs and bones you can touch," 29 June 2018 There are also plenty of touring bands that will sonically slam you up against the wall, including Atlanta’s Whores. Monica Kendrick, Chicago Reader, "Everyone is doomed at Chicago Doomed & Stoned Festival," 25 May 2018 In addition to producing several of their more inspired efforts, he's recruited several members for his touring band. Ed Masley, azcentral, "Concerts in Phoenix in May 2018: Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar, Sugarland, Justin Timberlake," 1 May 2018

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First Known Use of touring

1794, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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