Definition of tourist
1 : one that makes a tour for pleasure or culture
2 : tourist class
touristadjective or adverb
Examples of tourist in a Sentence
The museums attract a lot of tourists.
In the summer the town is filled with tourists.
The tourists defeated the home side.
Recent Examples of tourist from the Web
Major client Virgin Galactic lost a test pilot in a crash that set its plan to fly space tourists.
The hotel plans to host a rotating exhibit of local artists, so that The Perry may be a gathering place for locals as well as tourists.
Tourists stroll by, whipping out their iPhones to get a photo.
Tourists are expected to make nearly two of every three recreational pot purchases in Nevada.
Before leaving the orphanage, tourists are given a guide to pouch-checking.
To that end, there are no chain stores in town, nor even in Spetses, a tony, tourist-friendly island a 15-minute boat ride away.
The first executive order targeted refugees, immigrants, and tourists from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen (all Muslim-majority nations where Trump has no business ties).
Xu Zhiwen, executive deputy governor of the Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture of Aba, the region where the landslide struck early Saturday, said that all 142 tourists who were visiting a site in Xinmo have been found alive.
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First Known Use of tourist
TOURIST Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of tourist for English Language Learners
: a person who travels to a place for pleasure
: a member of a sports team that is playing a series of official games in a foreign country
TOURIST Defined for Kids
Definition of tourist for Students
: a person who travels for pleasure
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