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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His namesake cathedral in the city is one of the only towers in Ireland that still allows visitors to climb to its top and take in the view from above. Nicola Fumo, Town & Country, "What to Pack for an Irish Getaway," 4 Mar. 2019 Three people had sued the city over a controversial permit system that required visitors to the major homeless encampment to get city authorization before entering the camps. The (aberdeen) Daily World, The Seattle Times, "Federal judge grants settlement for homeless advocates in lawsuit against Aberdeen," 20 Feb. 2019 That same intersection also welcomes visitors to The Road Ahead, a new exhibition on the future of mobility at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, on view through March 2019. Diana Budds, Curbed, "The future of urban mobility will be shaped by these six issues," 18 Dec. 2018 The community receives no more than 130 visitors each year; there are no roads or mobile signal. Alex Postman, Condé Nast Traveler, "28 Places Our Travel Specialists Say You Should Go in 2019," 17 Dec. 2018 For the last four years, the MIT Media Lab has been inviting visitors to answer a series of questions like these. Kelsey Piper, Vox, "This is the most important moral question about self-driving cars," 9 Nov. 2018 Pippa Middleton and her newborn son are officially seeing visitors. Kayleigh Roberts, Harper's BAZAAR, "Carole Middleton Wore One of Kate's Coats to Visit Pippa & the New Baby," 19 Oct. 2018 The biggest cities — Nassau, Freeport, and Andros and their respective islands — attract the most visitors coming through the Bahamas, but the country actually includes more than 700 islands, cays, and islets dotted across its tropical waters. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "How to Vacation Like the Royal Family in the Bahamas," 30 Aug. 2018 In keeping with Central Indiana’s reputation as the racing capital of the world, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Lucas Oil Raceway capably fulfill any visitor’s need for speed with world-renowned auto racing activities and competitions. Shelley Specchio, Indianapolis Star, "Discovering Indianapolis’ vibrant neighborhoods: Hendricks County," 13 July 2018

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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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