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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Part of the allure of Art Park is the Shades Community Art Project, an exhibit that allows visitors to imprint their hands on the barren walls of the old shed. Andrea Perez Balderrama, Detroit Free Press, "Eastern Market's Art Park repurposes unused lot as space for community," 18 July 2019 That’s why the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens in Sanford is now offering visitors with autism and similar disorders special bags equipped with noise-canceling headphones, stress-relief fidget toys, verbal cue cards and wrist bands. Martin E. Comas,, "Central Florida Zoo helps children with autism and other sensory needs," 18 July 2019 The Fair, which drew more than 2 million visitors last year, showed off its new building and other additions on Wednesday. Jasmine Johnson, Twin Cities, "Minnesota State Fair announces new building, rides and other attractions," 17 July 2019 It's been featured at 8,000 events and hosted 1.5 million visitors, according to C-SPAN. Chris Sikich, Indianapolis Star, "More than Buttigieg, Pelosi: What to know about Young Democrats convention in Indianapolis," 17 July 2019 Instead, a massive enclosure surrounded the landmark, and a sign informed visitors that a refurbishment was underway. Angela Serratore, Curbed, "The magical (postmodern) world of Disney," 17 July 2019 The orchestra is one of the most cherished organizations at Lakeside, enclave of quaint cottages with a Rockwellian downtown that draws 150,000 visitors a year to the Marblehead peninsula. Laura Johnston,, "Brought to you by Lakeside Chautauqua and Lakeside Symphony Orchestra Conductor Daniel Meyer approaches first season with passion," 17 July 2019 My colleague Christopher Reynolds advised park visitors on how to deal with the complexities of the dispute here. Los Angeles Times, "Back Story: ICYMI: The corporate grab behind the Yosemite trademark clash," 16 July 2019 One is a signage program for the Community College of Baltimore County, aimed at educating visitors; the other is a trail work series from the Friends of Patapsco Valley State Park. Cody Boteler,, "Maryland awards more than $200,000 in grants to Patapsco area nonprofits," 16 July 2019

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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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English Language Learners Definition of visitor

: someone who visits a person or place

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