vis·​i·​tor ˈvi-zə-tər How to pronounce visitor (audio)
: 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 Italy’s 50-kilometer-long Amalfi Coast is inundated with sun-seeking visitors every summer. Rebecca Ann Hughes, Forbes, 14 Feb. 2024 Egyptian officials opened the tomb of Neferhotep to visitors on Feb. 12, the ministry said. Aspen Pflughoeft, Miami Herald, 14 Feb. 2024 From the 11:50 mark of the first half to the 5:02 mark, San Diego State rifled off 6-0 spurt ... followed by an 8-0 burst from Colorado State ... followed by an 8-0 answer from the home team ... followed by a 5-0 silencer from the plucky visitors. Bryce Miller, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 Feb. 2024 But not the performers who dress up as characters such as Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy and interact with visitors. Chris Isidore, CNN, 13 Feb. 2024 Locals and visitors unite in their love for this weekly event. Kara Franker, Southern Living, 13 Feb. 2024 The Whitney is offering something deeper than most previous Aaron exhibits: a real-time experience, in which visitors can watch the software produce art. Katya Cengel, Smithsonian Magazine, 12 Feb. 2024 The first and only meeting of the regular season between the Bruins and Buffaloes is critical if the visitors hope to claim a top-four seed in Las Vegas. Jon Wilner, The Mercury News, 11 Feb. 2024 An open gate with two Klan gnomes on top ushers visitors into the next gallery. Amanda Rosa, Miami Herald, 31 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Visitor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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vis·​i·​tor ˈviz-ət-ər How to pronounce visitor (audio)
: one (as a guest or tourist) that visits

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