Visit definitions

vĭz'ĭt
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 occur to or occupy the mind of.

Was visited by a bizarre thought.

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To consider or discuss.

Has she visited that topic on her blog?

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To go to see or spend time with (someone); call on socially.

Visit friends.

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To go to see in order to aid or console.

Visit the sick and dying.

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To stay with (someone) as a guest.
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To go to see in an official or professional capacity.

Visited the dentist; a priest visiting his parishioners.

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To go to see or spend time at (a place) with a certain intent.

Visit a museum; visited London.

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To access (a website).
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To afflict or assail.

A plague visited the village.

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To inflict or impose.

In the Bible, God visits his wrath on the sinful.

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To inflict punishment on or for; avenge.

The sins of the ancestors were visited on their descendants.

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To make a visit.
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To converse or chat.

Stay and visit with me for a while.

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The act or an instance of visiting a person or place.
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A stay or sojourn as a guest.
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To go or come to see (someone) out of friendship or for social reasons.
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To stay with as a guest for a time.
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To go or come to see in a professional or business capacity.

To visit a doctor (or a patient)

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To go or come to (a place) in order to inspect or investigate.
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To go or come to for a time so as to make use of, look at, etc.

To visit an art gallery.

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To occur or come to.

Visited by an odd idea.

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To bring suffering, trouble, etc. to; assail.

A drought visited the land.

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To inflict (punishment, suffering, etc.) upon someone.
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To afflict (with punishment, suffering, etc.)
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To inflict punishment for (wrongdoing); avenge.

Visiting the sins of the fathers upon the children.

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To visit someone or something.
  • To inflict punishment or revenge.
  • To make a social call or calls.
  • To stay with someone as a guest.
  • To converse or chat, as during a visit.
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The act or an instance of visiting.
  • 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.
  • A friendly conversation.
  • 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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To access a website. See visitor and unique visitors.
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Of God: to appear to (someone) to comfort, bless, or chastise or punish them. (Now generally merged into later senses, below.) [from 13th c.]
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To habitually go to (someone in distress, sickness etc.) to comfort them. (Now generally merged into later senses, below.) [from 13th c.]
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(intransitive) To go and meet (a person) as an act of friendliness or sociability. [from 14th c.]
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(now rare) To punish, to inflict harm upon (someone or something). [from 14th c.]
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Of a sickness, misfortune etc.: to afflict (someone). [from 14th c.]
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To inflict punishment, vengeance for (an offense) on or upon someone. [from 14th c.]
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To go to (a shrine, temple etc.) for worship. (Now generally merged into later senses, below.) [from 14th c.]
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To go to (a place) for pleasure, on an errand, etc. [from 15th c.]
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A single act of visiting.
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(medicine, insurance) A meeting with a doctor at their surgery or the doctor's at one's home.
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Origin of visit

Middle English visiten from Old French visiter from Latin vīsitāre frequentative of vīsere to want to see, go to see from vidēre to see weid- in Indo-European roots