- Visit is defined as to go to see someone or someplace, or stay with someone as a guest.
- An example of to visit is going hiking in Patagonia.
- An example of to visit is staying with your parents for the holidays.
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- to go or come to see (someone) out of friendship or for social reasons
- to stay with as a guest for a time
- to go or come to see in a professional or business capacity: to visit a doctor (or a patient)
- to go or come to (a place) in order to inspect or investigate
- to go or come to for a time so as to make use of, look at, etc.: to visit an art gallery
- to occur or come to: visited by an odd idea
- to bring suffering, trouble, etc. to; assail: a drought visited the land
- to inflict (punishment, suffering, etc.) upon someone
- to afflict (with punishment, suffering, etc.)
- to inflict punishment for (wrongdoing); avenge: visiting the sins of the fathers upon the children
Origin: Middle English visiten from Old French visiter from Classical Latin visitare, frequentative from visere, to go to see from visus: see vision
- to inflict punishment or revenge
- ☆ to make a social call or calls: often used with with
- to stay with someone as a guest
- ☆ Informal to converse or chat, as during a visit
- a social call
- a stay as a guest; sojourn
- an official or professional call, as of a doctor
- an official call as for inspection or investigation
- ☆ Informal a friendly conversation
- Maritime Law the boarding of a ship of a neutral nation by an officer of a nation at war to search it for contraband, etc.
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verb vis·it·ed, vis·it·ing, vis·its verb, transitive
- a. To call on socially: visit friends.b. To go to see or spend time at (a place) with a certain intent: visit a museum; visited London.c. To stay with as a guest.d. To go to see in an official or professional capacity: visited the dentist; a priest visiting his parishioners.
- To go or come to: visits the bank on Fridays.
- To go to see in order to aid or console: visit the sick and dying.
- To make itself known to or seize fleetingly: was visited by a bizarre thought.
- a. To afflict or assail: A plague visited the village.b. To inflict punishment on or for; avenge: The sins of the ancestors were visited on their descendants.
- To make a visit.
- Informal To converse or chat: Stay and visit with me for a while.
- The act or an instance of visiting a person, place, or thing.
- A stay or sojourn as a guest.
- The act of visiting in a professional capacity.
- The act of visiting in an official capacity, such as an inspection or examination.
Origin: Middle English visiten, from Old French visiter, from Latin vīsitāre, frequentative of vīsere, to want to see, go to see, from vidēre, to see; see weid- in Indo-European roots.
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