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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Leonard, who played his first seven NBA seasons in Portland, will return as a visitor for the first time on Feb. 9, when the Blazers host the Miami Heat. Joe Freeman,, "Portland Trail Blazers’ 2019-20 schedule: Highlights from opening night to the holidays and more," 12 Aug. 2019 In 2018, there were 4.7 million international visitors. Mimi Whitefield, Los Angeles Times, "Cuba feels the pinch of the Trump administration’s travel restrictions," 11 Aug. 2019 The Times of Israel reported Saturday that Barak had business dealings with Epstein and was a frequent visitor to his homes. NBC News, "Prince Andrew among global figures under scrutiny after Epstein's death," 11 Aug. 2019 In Hong Kong, meanwhile, protesters show no sign of backing down, despite complaints from Carrie Lam, the city’s leader, that the unrest is damaging the economy and keeping would-be visitors away. Washington Post, "China leaks U.S. diplomat’s information in message aimed at Hong Kong, not Washington," 10 Aug. 2019 New York New York: The city’s waters have welcomed a rare visitor – a beaver. USA TODAY, "Emoji house, Saharan dust, turtle crossing: News from around our 50 states," 8 Aug. 2019 On Thursday, a third park visitor was injured after slipping off a boulder at the base of Lower Yosemite Fall. Fox News, "Romanian tourist dies, two injured in three separate falling incidents at Yosemite National Park, officials say," 3 Aug. 2019 Gunn was a frequent visitor at Tennessee State, where his older brother was enrolled. al, "UNA’s first black student (and newest board of trustees member) reflects on historic role," 29 July 2019 Royal baby Archie Mountbatten-Windsor had a special secret visitor last month that left his mother, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, starstruck. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle's "Idol" Secretly Visited Her and Archie at Frogmore Cottage," 24 July 2019

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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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