verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- toulouse-lautrec, henri de,
- tour d'horizon,
- tour de force,
- tour en l'air,
- tour jeté,
- tour of duty
Origin of tour
Examples from the Web for tour
Stanley Richards, Senior Vice President of the Fortune Society, gave a tour along with a few residents.His First Day Out Of Jail After 40 Years: Adjusting To Life Outside|Justin Rohrlich|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Before I go out on tour, I ask for prayer and to help my family.Down With the King: Christianity Isn’t Hiding in Rap’s Closet|Stereo Williams|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They finished out the tour without incident, while newspapers across the country picked up the story.How Martin Luther King Jr. Influenced Sam Cooke’s ‘A Change Is Gonna Come’|Peter Guralnick|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I was a part of this tour, debating Meyer in Richmond, Virginia in April.
HONG KONG—Last year, I met a Chinese graduate student on a tour of the northeastern United States before his first day at Harvard.
They all made a tour of the mine which had been dug a considerable distance into the mountain.Deadwood Dick, The Prince of the Road|Edward L. Wheeler
To one experience of my tour as a lecturer I shall always be able to look back with satisfaction.My Discovery of England|Stephen Leacock
I trust that my description will assist the stranger in his tour of the Cathedral.The Story of Seville|Walter M. Gallichan
After a tour of the principal cities we returned to America, proud of our success, and well rewarded in purse for our effort.An Autobiography of Buffalo Bill (Colonel W. F. Cody)|Buffalo Bill (William Frederick Cody)
Well, on that tour, what we did best and chiefly, was to laugh.
Word Origin for tour
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.