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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The Dallas Zoo is happy to see Boipelo and her baby bonding so well and are excited to share the calf’s many approaching milestone with zoo visitors. Kelli Bender,, "Dallas Zoo's Hippo Mom Is Ready For You to Meet Her Curious, Water-Loving Baby," 5 June 2019 Celebrating its 50th anniversary, this annual block party welcomed more than 12,000 visitors last year. San Diego Union-Tribune, "16 things to do in San Diego this summer," 4 June 2019 More than 150,000 visitors will attend, and awards will be handed out in dozens of categories. Norman Vanamee, Town & Country, "Queen Elizabeth Has a Long History with the Chelsea Flower Show," 20 May 2019 Featuring animatronic animals, a Polynesian atmosphere, and nonalcoholic tiki drinks, the Tiki Room quickly became a hit with visitors to the California theme park. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The Disney Attraction Powered by Nuclear Weapons Tech," 16 Jan. 2019 Still, around 800,000 visitors are expected when the show opens to the public on Jan. 19. Adrienne Roberts, WSJ, "Slush, Snow, the ‘Cobo Cough.’ Detroit Holds Its Last Winter Auto Show," 13 Jan. 2019 In the hours leading up to the landing, the InSight scientists spoke with curious visitors about what to expect. Loren Grush, The Verge, "Hanging out at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory," 27 Nov. 2018 So Harry and Meghan could find themselves with a few unwanted visitors. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Everything to Know About Meghan Markle & Prince Harry's Move to Frogmore Cottage, Windsor," 24 Nov. 2018 After the meeting, Trump and Secretary of State Pompeo were seen taking photos with the visitors. Alex Pappas, Fox News, "Trump says Singapore summit with Kim is back on after meeting North Korean official," 2 Oct. 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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