- a traveling around from place to place.
- a long journey including the visiting of a number of places in sequence, especially with an organized group led by a guide.
- a brief trip through a place, as a building or a site, in order to view or inspect it: The visiting prime minister was given a tour of the chemical plant.
- a journey from town to town to fulfill engagements, as by a theatrical company or an entertainer: to go on tour; a European concert tour.
- a period of duty at one place or in one job.
- to travel from place to place.
- to travel from town to town fulfilling engagements.
- to travel through (a place).
- to send or take (a theatrical company, its production, etc.) from town to town.
- to guide (someone) on a tour: He toured us through the chateaus of the Loire Valley.
Origin of tour
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Examples from the Web for toured
Alexander Gilkes has partied with Jay Z in Paris and toured vineyards with the rapper, too.William, Kate, and Jay Z’s Favorite Art Star: Alexander Gilkes' World of Rock Stars and Royalty
December 10, 2014
Prior to her marriage, she joined a psychedelic rock band, Hopewell, and toured with the band through Europe for five years.The Sisterhood of Bulletproof Stockings: It’s Ladies’ Night for Hasidic Rockers
September 30, 2014
They forged ahead and toured in support of the new record for a year—then went on hiatus.Interpol on the Arrogance of Believing Their Own Myth and Life After Carlos D.
September 8, 2014
We toured and did 300 shows in a year, we had like four days off the whole year in like, 2001.Not a Liquid Dream: O-Town's Back, Baby. But Where’s Ashley?
August 25, 2014
We toured all these little islands, drank lots of wine, and it was really fun.Game of Thrones’ Lena Headey on Cersei Lannister’s Future and That Controversial Rape Scene
June 17, 2014
Also toured the world, but shot no game in Africa or Monte Carlo.Who Was Who: 5000 B. C. to Date
We toured in this play a year ago, and I knew the part perfectly.Grace Harlowe's Plebe Year at High School
Jessie Graham Flower
Texas was wild and woolly when Alfred first toured it with a wagon show.
The invalid was the wellest sick-man companion ever toured with.
Enjoyed a two-years' run in New York and was then toured for over three years.The Ghost Breaker
- an extended journey, usually taken for pleasure, visiting places of interest along the route
- military a period of service, esp in one place of duty
- a short trip, as for inspection
- a trip made by a theatre company, orchestra, etc, to perform in several different placesa concert tour
- an overseas trip made by a cricket or rugby team, etc, to play in several places
- to make a tour of (a place)
- to perform (a show) or promote (a product) in several different places
Word Origin and History for toured
early 14c., "a turn, a shift on duty," from Old French tour, tourn "a turn, trick, round, circuit, circumference," from torner, tourner "to turn," from Latin tornare "to polish, round off, fashion, turn on a lathe" (see turn (v.)). Sense of "a traveling around, journey" is first recorded 1640s. Tour de France is recorded from 1922. The Grand Tour, a journey through France, Germany, Switzerland, and Italy formerly was the finishing touch in the education of a gentleman.
1746, from tour (n.). Related: Toured; touring.