- The definition of a tour is a trip or journey for sightseeing or for entertainers to perform in many cities.
An example of a tour is taking a two-week train trip through Rome, Paris, Barcelona and Berlin.
tour definition by Webster's New World
- a turn or shift of work; esp., a period of duty or military service at a single placein full tour of duty
- a long trip, as for sightseeing
- any trip, as for inspection; round; circuit; specif., a trip, as by a theatrical company or speaker, to give performances, lectures, etc. at a number of cities
Origin: Middle English ; from Middle French ; fromOFr to(u)rn ; from tourner, to turn
- to take a tour through
- to take (a play, theatrical company, etc.) on a tour
tour definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A trip with visits to various places of interest for business, pleasure, or instruction.
- A group organized for such a trip or for a shorter sightseeing excursion.
- A brief trip to or through a place for the purpose of seeing it: a tour of the house.
- A journey to fulfill a round of engagements in several places: a pianist on a concert tour.
- A shift, as in a factory.
- A period of duty at a single place or job.
- Sports A series of professional tournaments, as in golf.
- To travel from place to place, especially for pleasure.
- To travel among various places while fulfilling engagements.
- To make a tour of: toured Europe last summer; officials touring the scene of the disaster.
- To present (a play, for example) on a tour.
Origin: Middle English, a turn, from Old French (influenced by tourner, to turn about), from Latin tornus, lathe; see turn.
- tourˈer noun
tour - Phrases/Idioms