Definitions

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

  • noun A trip with visits to various places of interest for business, pleasure, or instruction.
  • noun A group organized for such a trip or for a shorter sightseeing excursion.
  • noun A brief trip to or through a place for the purpose of seeing it.
  • noun A journey to fulfill a round of engagements in several places.
  • noun A shift, as in a factory.
  • noun A period of duty at a single place or job.
  • noun Sports A series of professional tournaments, as in golf.
  • intransitive verb To travel from place to place, especially for pleasure.
  • intransitive verb To travel among various places while fulfilling engagements.
  • intransitive verb To make a tour of.
  • intransitive verb To present (a play, for example) on a tour.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To turn.
  • To make a tour; travel about.
  • To make a tour or circuit of: as, to tour an island.
  • noun A Middle English form of tower.
  • noun A turn: a revolution.
  • noun A turn, course, or shift, as of duty or work: originally a military use.
  • noun A turn round some place; a going round from place to place; a continued ramble or excursion; a short journey: as, a wedding tour.
  • noun A turn, drive, or carriage promenade in a park or other place of fashionable resort for driving.
  • noun A fashionable drive, or resort for driving, as that in Hyde Park, London.
  • noun Turn; cast; drift.
  • noun Synonyms Trip, Excursion, etc. See journey.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb To make a tourm.
  • noun obsolete A tower.
  • noun A going round; a circuit; hence, a journey in a circuit; a prolonged circuitous journey; a comprehensive excursion.
  • noun obsolete A turn; a revolution.
  • noun (Mil.) anything done successively, or by regular order; a turn.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A journey through a particular building, estate, country, etc.
  • noun A guided visit to a particular place, or virtual place.
  • noun A journey through a given list of places, such as by an entertainer performing concerts.
  • noun sports A trip taken to another country in which several matches are played.
  • noun military A tour of duty.
  • verb intransitive To make a journey; as, to tour throughout a country.
  • verb transitive To make a circuit of a place
  • verb obsolete To toot a horn.
  • noun dated A tower.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a journey or route all the way around a particular place or area
  • verb make a tour of a certain place
  • noun a period of time spent in military service
  • noun a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else)

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, a turn, from Old French (influenced by tourner, to turn about), from Latin tornus, lathe; see turn.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

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See toot.

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Old French tor, French tour ("tower")

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