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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The park road to the Paradise area, which features a visitor center and snowy terrain where many people ski and snowshoe, was closed. Evan Bush, The Seattle Times, "Mount Rainier National Park closes lower-elevation gate amid government shutdown," 7 Jan. 2019 The park is open but its visitors center and other facilities are closed because of the government shutdown. Jim Carlton, WSJ, "Government Shutdown Scuppers Holiday Plans, Threatens to Delay Paychecks," 25 Dec. 2018 There is no precise starting elevation at which AMS symptoms may kick in, but the CDC notes that around 25 percent of visitors to Colorado who sleep at over 8,000 feet present with signs of this illness. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "What Exactly Is Altitude Sickness?," 20 Dec. 2018 Two rooms from the Tudor-era palace were found when the ground beneath the Old Royal Naval College’s Painted Hall was being prepared for a new visitor center. James Rogers, Fox News, "Extremely rare medieval bible that 'bears witness' to Christian history re-discovered," 6 Aug. 2018 Keep asking and don’t stop grabbing maps or chances to pop into a visitor’s center for 10 minutes. Peter Reese, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Way To Spend 72 Hours at Jackson Hole," 31 July 2018 The visitor center, open to concertgoers and sightseers alike, was added in 2007. Christopher Reynolds,, "Sitting in the palm of nature: The unique energy — and performances — of Colorado's Red Rocks Amphitheatre," 12 July 2018 On Monday, a broken elevator — not the protestors — had sent a group of tourists back to the visitor center for a refund., "ICE protestors outside City Hall battle heat, loss of electricity," 9 July 2018 This is the best way to get a peek at the Portage Glacier, since you no longer can see it from the visitor center. Scott Mcmurren, Anchorage Daily News, "Playing tour guide this summer for visitors to Alaska? Here are some fun itineraries," 7 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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