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
In 2013, the Palace was given a fresh coat of more subtle pink by its current owners, who Phillips said no longer require so much space, and remains one of the most popular homes for tourists visiting St. James Court.
On a recent Saturday, wedding parties filed onto the lawn of the south facade awaiting their photo op, while colonial re-enactors marched nearby, accompanied by fife and drum, and groups of tourists milled about.
Fairfax District Speaking of the Grove, a north-south streetcar along Fairfax Avenue—and connecting with the mall—would be a tourist magnet.
The year before the 2011 uprising, nearly 15 million tourists visited Egypt.
Dandong city is the main crossing point to North Korea, and every day hundreds of tourists embark on small boats for a cruise on the Yalu border river and a fleeting glimpse of another world.
Major client Virgin Galactic lost a test pilot in a crash that set its plan to fly space tourists.
The vision then was regular flights into space for scientists and 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.
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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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