Tour Definition

to͝or
toured, touring, tours
noun
tours
A trip with visits to various places of interest for business, pleasure, or instruction.
American Heritage
A long trip, as for sightseeing.
Webster's New World
A brief trip to or through a place for the purpose of seeing it.
A tour of the house.
American Heritage
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.
Webster's New World
A turn or shift of work; esp., a period of duty or military service at a single place.
Webster's New World
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verb
toured, touring, tours
To go on a tour.
Webster's New World
To travel from place to place, especially for pleasure.
American Heritage
To travel among various places while fulfilling engagements.
American Heritage
To take a tour through.
Webster's New World
To take (a play, theatrical company, etc.) on a tour.
Webster's New World
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pronoun
(cycling) The Tour de France.
Wiktionary
idiom
on tour
  • touring, as to give performances, lectures, etc.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Tour

Noun

Singular:
tour
Plural:
Tours

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Tour

Origin of Tour

  • Middle English a turn from Old French (influenced by tourner to turn about) from Latin tornus lathe turn

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French tour, tourn, from the verb torner, tourner.

    From Wiktionary

  • Old French tor, French tour (“tower")

    From Wiktionary

  • See toot.

    From Wiktionary

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