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Definition of visit

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

intransitive verb

Definition of visit  (Entry 2 of 2)

  • call (on or upon)
  • drop in (on)

Examples of visit in a Sentence

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Word History

Middle English, from Anglo-French visiter , from Latin visitare , frequentative of visere to go to see, frequentative of vidēre to see

13th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 3d

1621, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Phrases Containing visit

  • conjugal visit
  • visit on / upon
  • pay a visit to
  • pay (someone) a visit

Dictionary Entries Near visit

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“Visit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary , Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/visit. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

Kids definition of visit.

Kids Definition of visit  (Entry 2 of 2)

Middle English visiten "to go to a person especially to give comfort," from early French visiter (same meaning), derived from Latin visere "to go to see," from vidēre "to see" — related to vision

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Visit - pronunciation: audio and phonetic transcription

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American English:

[ˈvɪzət] ipa, /vizuht/ phonetic spelling.

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[ˈvɪzɪt] ipa, /vizit/ phonetic spelling.

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Definition of visit verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  • My parents are coming to visit me next week.
  • to visit friends/family
  • It looks like a lovely place to visit.
  • to visit a country/city/town
  • to visit a museum/shrine
  • to visit a hospital/an office
  • to visit a home/house
  • She went to visit relatives in Wales.
  • The Prime Minister is visiting Japan at the moment.
  • You should visit your dentist at least twice a year.
  • This is an area rarely visited by Europeans.
  • I first visited New York in 1991.
  • He is planning to visit China later this month.
  • The best time to visit is during the winter dry season.
  • A million people are expected to visit the museum over the next 12 months.
  • We've just been to visit my grandparents.
  • Be sure to visit us next time you're in London.
  • I visited her in hospital.
  • Jason invited us to visit his ranch.
  • Next time you visit the States you'll have to come and see us.
  • She's gone to visit her mother in Texas.
  • The President will be visiting six European capitals.
  • The shops are a major reason for visiting the city.
  • The president recently visited Athens.
  • She regularly visits the cemetery to tend the grave of her son.

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Meaning of visit in English

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  • I want to buy a little something to give to Val when I visit her in the hospital .
  • There are several places of interest to visit in the area .
  • I've never been to Kenya, but I hope to visit it next year .
  • I have clear memories of visiting my grandfather's farm as a child .
  • He picked up malaria when he was visiting the country on business .
  • beard the lion (in his/her den) idiom
  • call (in) on someone
  • happen along/by (somewhere)
  • on your rounds idiom
  • state visit
  • stomping ground

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Phrasal verbs

  • They received a visit from the police .
  • My uncle paid us a surprise visit yesterday .
  • He gave a talk about his visit to America .
  • The schedule for our trip to Paris includes visits to Notre Dame , the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre.
  • The president's official visit marks the start of a more relaxed relationship between the two countries .

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