vis·​i·​tor | \ ˈvi-zə-tər How to pronounce visitor (audio) , ˈviz-tər \

Definition of visitor

: one that visits especially : one that makes formal visits of inspection

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Examples of visitor in a Sentence

The museum gets visitors from all over the world. Visitors to the office must sign in at the desk. There's a visitor waiting for you in the lobby.
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Recent Examples on the Web The organization hires staff for ticketing, guides and other day-to-day needs to operate visitor sites. Briana Bierschbach, Star Tribune, 6 June 2021 Select Board have signaled plans to address the island’s booming short-term rental industry, which according to one UMass study, now accounts for roughly 90 percent of visitor lodging nights on the island., 5 June 2021 The Houston Rockets collapsed after forward Danuel House violated health protocols with an unauthorized visitor to his hotel room. Washington Post, 4 June 2021 The island’s visitor count dived 93% in the first three months of this year compared with the same period in 2020, when the pandemic was just getting started. Russ Mitchell Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 4 June 2021 No coolers or outside food are allowed in the park, but each visitor can take in one unopened bottle of water. Linda Kessler, Dallas News, 4 June 2021 Tech can even aid visitor health safety management. Dinesh Malkani, Forbes, 4 June 2021 Like many couples last year, Pat and Ellie O’Brien were not able to share the experiences of pregnancy at prenatal appointments, as COVID-19 precautions restricted visitor policies. Alison Bowen,, 3 June 2021 The Ducks are already hosting visitor No. 2 - five-star point guard Chance Gray, the nation’s No. 7 overall prospect. oregonlive, 3 June 2021

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First Known Use of visitor

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of visitor was in the 14th century

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9 Jun 2021

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“Visitor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of visitor

: someone who visits a person or place


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