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

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.
Recent Examples on the Web Meghan Bedsted, director of visitor experience, said stifling temperatures often drive people inside. Collin Robisheaux,, 22 July 2022 The visitor experience also will include the USGA museum and its vast library. Fox News, 20 July 2022 The makeover includes additional exhibition space, a learning lab and an orientation center and is intended to improve the visitor experience and increase attendance. Peggy Mcglone, Washington Post, 18 July 2022 The museum bargaining unit includes employees across 17 departments and 40 job titles, including roles in visitor experience, curatorial, education, and theater operations. Scott Feinberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 July 2022 Leading train operator Trenitalia has added three direct services linking top visitor destinations to Rome's Fiumicino airport. Rebecca Ann Hughes, Forbes, 25 July 2022 That's already rude, but what's worse is that after your unfriendly visitor fades, a dark spot pops up in its place. ELLE, 22 July 2022 Now, there will only be one visitor entrance at each school. Caroline Kubzansky, Chicago Tribune, 19 July 2022 The grant will be put toward exterior rehabilitation meant to solidify the bank’s future as a museum and visitor center. Jacquelyne Germain, CNN, 19 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of visitor

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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8 Aug 2022

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“Visitor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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