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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A comprehensive tour or survey.
  • noun An extended tour of continental Europe formerly considered a finishing course in the education of young men of the English upper class.

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  • noun a sightseeing tour of a building or institution
  • noun an extended cultural tour of Europe taken by wealthy young Englishmen (especially in the 18th century) as part of their education

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  • A lengthy journey which takes in the major sights of a continent. Usually used to refer to "The Grand Tour of Europe," on which people of means saw all of the best the continent had to offer. (From Travel Industry Dictionary)

    June 10, 2008

  • "The path of a wink that rolls around the pot or through areas where other winks are located." See also drunken wink.

    August 27, 2008

  • Any one of the three great cycling stage races, the Vuelta a España, Giro d'Italia and Tour de France.

    August 27, 2008