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 Every visitor is given a disposable stylus to use on digital touch screens, an addition that has been popular with visitors, McDermott said. Deborah Martin,, "Witte Museum closes, DoSeum shifts reopening plans following coronavirus emergency alert in San Antonio," 29 June 2020 Her visitor pointed out one item that seemed to be missing. Charles Bethea, The New Yorker, "Would You Like to Buy a Bunker?," 29 June 2020 Ryan Patrick Hooper, Special to the Detroit Free Press) New, pandemic-era visitor limits at area attractions like the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak and the Henry Ford in Dearborn could mean a better experience with smaller crowds. Ryan Patrick Hooper, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Zoo and Henry Ford reopen with limited visitors, frustrating some guests," 29 June 2020 Right now, all three establishments are closed after a cook and a regular visitor to Halftime tested positive to coronavirus. al, "Alabama restaurants confront vicious cycle: Close, clean, reopen," 28 June 2020 Afterward, in a quiet visitor’s locker room at Pauley Pavilion, Brey did a slow boil and seemed out of answers. Tom Noie, The Indianapolis Star, "Noie: Non-league matchup with Howard bigger than basketball for Notre Dame," 27 June 2020 Participants will meet in front of the visitor center on the east side, and are encouraged to bring binoculars, a bird identification guide, water and insect repellent. Brandon Moeller, Houston Chronicle, "June 25-July4: Live music, firework shows planned in northwest Houston area," 24 June 2020 Getting in: Park in a lot right off the paved state highway, sign in at a visitor center that may or may not be staffed, and hit the trail. Brian Kevin, Outside Online, "A Local's Guide to Maine's Katahdin Region," 18 June 2020 The visitor information center and restrooms are closed due to the coronavirus. Curtis Tate, USA TODAY, "Remembering George Floyd: Here are the civil rights museums and landmarks to visit," 9 June 2020

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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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2 Jul 2020

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“Visitor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of visitor

: someone who visits a person or place

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