American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A trip with visits to various places of interest for business, pleasure, or instruction.
- n. A group organized for such a trip or for a shorter sightseeing excursion.
- n. A brief trip to or through a place for the purpose of seeing it: a tour of the house.
- n. A journey to fulfill a round of engagements in several places: a pianist on a concert tour.
- n. A shift, as in a factory.
- n. A period of duty at a single place or job.
- n. Sports A series of professional tournaments, as in golf.
- v. To travel from place to place, especially for pleasure.
- v. To travel among various places while fulfilling engagements.
- v. To make a tour of: toured Europe last summer; officials touring the scene of the disaster.
- v. To present (a play, for example) on a tour.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Middle English form of tower.
- n. A turn: a revolution.
- n. A turn, course, or shift, as of duty or work: originally a military use.
- n. A turn round some place; a going round from place to place; a continued ramble or excursion; a short journey: as, a wedding tour.
- n. A turn, drive, or carriage promenade in a park or other place of fashionable resort for driving.
- n. A fashionable drive, or resort for driving, as that in Hyde Park, London.
- n. Turn; cast; drift.
- n. Synonyms Trip, Excursion, etc. See journey.
- To turn.
- To make a tour; travel about.
- To make a tour or circuit of: as, to tour an island.
- n. A journey through a particular building, estate, country, etc.
- n. A guided visit to a particular place, or virtual place.
- n. A journey through a given list of places, such as by an entertainer performing concerts.
- n. sports A trip taken to another country in which several matches are played.
- n. military A tour of duty.
- v. intransitive To make a journey; as, to tour throughout a country.
- v. transitive To make a circuit of a place
- n. dated A tower.
- v. obsolete To toot a horn.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete A tower.
- n. A going round; a circuit; hence, a journey in a circuit; a prolonged circuitous journey; a comprehensive excursion.
- n. obsolete A turn; a revolution.
- n. (Mil.) anything done successively, or by regular order; a turn.
- v. To make a tourm.
- n. a journey or route all the way around a particular place or area
- v. make a tour of a certain place
- n. a period of time spent in military service
- n. a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else)
- See toot. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, a turn, from Old French (influenced by tourner, to turn about), from Latin tornus, lathe; see turn. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I use the term tour de force here because of Clements master touch with sumi ink, but also because the drawing is an assemblage of individually elaborated drawings on 10 x 8 inch sheets of paper.”
“It seems one of those achievements that deserves the label tour de force, even though eventual new treatments for this particular, aggressive disease are still sheer speculation.”
“The band's lineup on this tour is the “classic” 1992-1996 quintet, so only songs from that era were part of the setlist.”
“This tour is all about ratcheting up enthusiasm for traditionally Democratic groups.”
“Jackson says her tour is aimed at empowering local officials and grass-roots activists who can help reverse that trend — by stopping harmful development projects before they begin, or by starting or accelerating cleanup of polluted sites.”
“Squaddie on Tour – as an ex army bod myself I can agree with (did August one year in NI in an old INIBA) however, a tour is a tour – cops do it without a break for years and years! not that it competes with the heat and danger of ops though! come and join us when you are done?”
“More information about the tour is available at the group's Web site, www. ermcc.com, or by calling 571-269-4383.”
“One major expense for the tour is the cost of converting the truck to run on vegetable oil, estimated at a frugal $2,000.”
“To say that I was a bit disappointed in derailing the tour is an understatement, and part of the broadcast vacuum comes from not wanting to disappoint your anticipation of road stories.”
“SHUBERT: He's here on what he calls a tour for peace, not as a negotiator.”
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