tour

[toor]
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noun

verb (used without object)

to travel from place to place.
to travel from town to town fulfilling engagements.

verb (used with object)


Origin of tour

1250–1300; Middle English (noun) < Middle French < Latin tornus < Greek tórnos tool for making a circle. See turn
Related formsmin·i·tour, nounun·toured, adjective

Synonyms for tour

2. trip, expedition. 6, 8. visit.

La Tour

[lah too r; French la toor]

noun

Georges de [zhawrzh duh] /ʒɔrʒ də/, 1593–1652, French painter.
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British Dictionary definitions for tour

tour

noun

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

verb

to make a tour of (a place)
to perform (a show) or promote (a product) in several different places

Word Origin for tour

C14: from Old French: a turn, from Latin tornus a lathe, from Greek tornos; compare turn

La Tour

noun

Georges de (ʒɔrʒ də). ?1593–1652, French painter, esp of candlelit religious scenes
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Word Origin and History for tour
n.

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.

v.

1746, from tour (n.). Related: Toured; touring.

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