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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Recent Examples on the Web The zoo said around 15 million visitors have come to see the panda family in the past 16 years, generating 295 million baht (about $10 million) in income. Washington Post, "Popular panda on loan from China dies in Thai zoo," 17 Sep. 2019 Celebrity judges, bites from 30 restaurants and at least one plushy citrus fruit with legs — that would be Obie the Orange Bowl mascot — await visitors at the Orange Bowl Food and Wine Celebration on Friday, Sept. 20. Phillip Valys,, "Orange Bowl Food and Wine Celebration rolls into Fort Lauderdale with celebrity judges, bottomless feast," 16 Sep. 2019 The 2019 mazes take their inspiration from Seasons 2 and 3, taking visitors back to the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana, site of more than its fair share of paranormal drama. Arthur Levine, USA TODAY, "Want your Halloween horror-filled or Not-So-Scary? Pick your poison at Disney or Universal," 16 Sep. 2019 Sunrise and sunset viewing areas provide visitors with optimum vistas of both Uluru and Kata Tjuta. National Geographic, "Why Australia is banning climbers from this iconic natural landmark," 15 Sep. 2019 Pencil holders and paperweights come to mind, drawing visitors into a reality that is under construction — just like the one described by Dickinson, in her 55-word poem. David Pagel, Los Angeles Times, "Emily Dickinson provides the lens for eight artists in L.A.’s Chinatown," 14 Sep. 2019 Fine Arts League of Cupertino: The group meets the second Monday of the month, 7-9 p.m., and welcomes visitors. Anne Gelhaus, The Mercury News, "Cupertino/Sunnyvale calendar of events for the week of Sept. 20," 14 Sep. 2019 The popular tour receives more than 100,000 visitors annually and was named one of the top 10 free travel destinations in America by USA Weekend magazine in June 2009. Pratik Joshi, The Denver Post, "Long before ‘natural’ was cool, Celestial Seasonings saw the future in tea leaves," 14 Sep. 2019 Grand Canyon National Park officials advise visitors to: Never approach or touch wildlife. Mike Cruz, azcentral, "2 dead bats from Grand Canyon National Park test positive for rabies," 14 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of visitor

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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27 Oct 2019

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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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