vis·​i·​tor | \ˈvi-zə-tər, 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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As one of the world's most famously beautiful and relatively accessible attractions, the Great Barrier Reef attracts millions of visitors every year. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "How Things Got So Bad for the Great Barrier Reef," 25 Oct. 2018 In a forthcoming documentary about the royal family, Prince Harry apparently speaks with a group of visitors from the Caribbean, who are taking part in a new scheme initiated by the Queen for hospitality professionals. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Prince Harry Just Said the Funniest Thing About 'Bumping' into Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace," 15 Sep. 2018 Thousands of visitors are expected to attend the exhibition in order to see Meghan's bridal dress (duh), and royal wedding fever has already seen a somewhat crazy 92 per cent rise in bookings at the British castle this year. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle's Wedding Dress and Tiara Will Be Starring In a New IRL Exhibition," 29 Aug. 2018 According to the Smithsonian, Mount Rushmore and the surrounding national park see millions of visitor annually. Jewel Wicker, Teen Vogue, "A Mount Rushmore–Climbing Teen Was Arrested and Fined $1,000," 26 July 2018 Recently, the number of visitors who have signed the guest book at the small museum on Cole Grade Road hit 40,000. J. Harry Jones,, "Small Valley Center history museum draws big crowds," 13 July 2018 Established in 2014, the Detroit Mass Mob brings an influx of visitors to a mass at a specific parish, aiming to show solidarity with the Catholic faith and supporting some of the city's historic parishes. Deasia Paige, Detroit Free Press, "Ukrainian Catholic tradition to be celebrated at next Detroit Mass Mob," 13 July 2018 Only 3 percent of visitors identified as Asian/Pacific Islander. Morgan Greene,, "Who goes to the Taste? We looked at the data," 11 July 2018 Ledford plans to measure success by the number of visitors. Leslie Nemo, Scientific American, "From Defiled to Wild—Can a Spent Coal Mine Be Reborn as a Nature Conservation Center?," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of visitor

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of visitor

: someone who visits a person or place

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