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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Fun for a crowd Rockin’ Baja Lobster: This fun, hands-on eatery offers visitors a south-of-the-border experience without actually going south of the border. Pam Kragen,, "San Diego Comic-Con 2018: Best places to grab a bite near this year's Con," 12 July 2018 Entrenched as the southern anchor of a strip mall at 6200 N. Federal Highway known as the Promenade at Bay Colony, the TGI Fridays offered visitors substantial parking, robust happy hours and an outdoor dining option. David Lyons,, "TGI Fridays in Fort Lauderdale closes after four decades," 11 July 2018 More than a month after opening for the 2018 season, four rides at the Schlitterbahn water park in Kansas City, Kan., remain closed to visitors after an audit by regulators found that each did not comply with the Kansas Amusement Ride Act. Steve Vockrodt, kansascity, "A month after Schlitterbahn's opening, four rides remain closed at the KCK water park," 10 July 2018 Stir and the cafeteria will be open to museum visitors — not the general public — but the Sunday pay-what-you-wish policy will make the brunch a popular option, Harrity said. Michael Klein,, "Architect Frank Gehry to design Art Museum restaurant," 10 July 2018 Downtown at the Alamo, a party offered visitors free paletas and old-fashioned musket and rifle demonstrations. Brian Contreras, San Antonio Express-News, "Communities come together across San Antonio to celebrate the Fourth," 4 July 2018 Play Disney Parks joins the Disneyland app, which gives visitors real-time information such as park hours, wait times in lines and more. Mary Forgione,, "New Play Disney Parks app lets you play interactive games while waiting in line at Disneyland," 29 June 2018 The class also included a keeper talk and an hour long behind the scenes tour of areas that are normally closed to visitors like the zoo’s veterinary clinic and zookeeper areas. Kelsey Grey, idahostatesman, "Zoo Boise's penguins feature their artistic talents," 19 June 2018 Once of the best vantage points to experience Multnomah Falls is from Benson Bridge, a footbridge built in 1914 that gives visitors an eye-level, knee-knocking view of the two-tiered falls. Jennifer Nalewicki, Smithsonian, "North America’s Most Spectacular Waterfalls," 18 June 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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