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visit

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verb vis·it \ˈvi-zət\

Definition of visit

visited

play \ˈvi-zə-təd, ˈviz-təd\;

visiting

play \ˈvi-zə-tiŋ, ˈviz-tiŋ\
  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to pay a call on as an act of friendship or courtesyb :  to reside with temporarily as a guestc :  to go to see or stay at (a place) for a particular purpose (such as business or sightseeing)d :  to go or come officially to inspect or oversee a bishop visiting his parishes

  3. 2 :  to go to see in order to comfort or help

  4. 3a (1) :  afflict visited his people with distempers — Tobias Smollett (2) :  inflict, impose visited his wrath upon themb :  avenge visited the sins of the fathers upon the childrenc :  to present itself to or come over momentarily was visited by a strange notiond archaic :  comfort —used of the Deity visit us with Thy salvation — Charles Wesley

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 1 :  to make a visit; also :  to make frequent or regular visits

  7. 2 :  chat, converse enjoys visiting with the neighbors

Examples of visit in a Sentence

  1. She is visiting her aunt in New York.

  2. When are you coming to visit?

  3. He is visiting a client in Phoenix.

  4. She visits her doctor regularly.

  5. I would like to visit Rome someday.

  6. City officials visited the building site.

  7. Our town was once visited by the President.

  8. Be sure to visit our Web site.

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Origin and Etymology of visit

Middle English, from Anglo-French visiter, from Latin visitare, frequentative of visere to go to see, frequentative of vidēre to see


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visit

noun vis·it

Definition of visit

  1. 1a :  a short stay :  callb :  a brief residence as a guestc :  an extended stay :  sojourn

  2. 2 :  a journey to and stay or short sojourn at a place

  3. 3 :  an official or professional call or tour :  visitation

  4. 4 :  the act of a naval officer in boarding a merchant ship on the high seas in exercise of the right of search

Examples of visit in a Sentence

  1. We had a visit from the company president.

  2. Our son came home for a visit.

  3. Have you been here before, or is this your first visit?

  4. We had a nice visit after the meeting.

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First Known Use of visit

1621



VISIT Defined for English Language Learners

visit

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verb

Definition of visit for English Language Learners

  • : to go somewhere to spend time with (someone, such as a friend or relative)

  • : to go somewhere to see and talk to (someone) in an official way or as part of your job

  • : to go to see (a doctor, dentist, etc.)

visit

noun

Definition of visit for English Language Learners

  • : an occasion when someone goes to a place to see and talk to someone for usually a brief time

  • : an occasion when someone goes to a place for pleasure, as part of a job, to do something, etc.

  • : an occasion when you are staying in a hotel, motel, etc.


VISIT Defined for Kids

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visit

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verb vis·it \ˈvi-zət\

Definition of visit for Students

visited

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visiting

  1. 1 :  to go to see for a particular purpose visit a friend visit a doctor visit the zoo

  2. 2 :  to stay with for a time as a guest I am visiting with relatives.

  3. 3 :  to come to or upon We were visited by many troubles.

Word Root of visit

The Latin word vidēre, meaning “to see”, and its form vīsis give us the roots vid and vis. Words from the Latin vidēre have something to do with seeing. Anything visible is able to be seen. Something evident is able to be seen, sensed, or understood. The video part of a television is the part that is seen, as opposed to the part that is heard. Vision is the ability to see. To visit is to go somewhere to see someone.


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visit

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noun vis·it

Definition of visit for Students

  1. 1 :  an act of going to see a person, place, or thing for a particular purpose a visit with friends our visit to the museum

  2. 2 :  a stay as a guest a weekend visit with relatives

visitor

\ˈvi-zə-tər\ play noun

Medical Dictionary

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visit

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transitive verb vis·it \ˈviz-ət\

Medical Definition of visit

visited

\ˈviz-ət-əd, ˈviz-təd\play ;

visiting

\ˈviz-ət-iŋ, ˈviz-tiŋ\play
  1. 1:  to go to attend (a patient)

  2. 2:  to go to see (as a physician or dentist) for professional service


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visit

noun vis·it

Medical Definition of visit

  1. 1:  a professional call (as by a physician to treat a patient)

  2. 2:  a call upon a professional person (as a physician or dentist) for consultation or treatment make regular visits to your dentist



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