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tour

[ toor ]
/ tʊər /
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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)

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RELATED WORDS

trek, outing, expedition, travel, swing, trip, course, road, circuit, cruise, excursion, round, explore, voyage, stump, run, stretch, shift, spell, peregrination

Nearby words

toulouse, toulouse-lautrec, toulouse-lautrec, henri de, toun, toupee, tour, tour d'horizon, tour de force, tour en l'air, tour jeté, tour of duty

Origin of tour

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

Definition for tour (2 of 2)

La Tour

[ lah too r; French la toor ]
/ lɑ ˈtʊər; French la ˈtur /

noun

Georges de [zhawrzh duh] /ʒɔrʒ də/, 1593–1652, French painter.
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British Dictionary definitions for tour (1 of 2)

tour

/ (tʊə) /

noun

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

British Dictionary definitions for tour (2 of 2)

La Tour

/ (French la tur) /

noun

Georges de (ʒɔrʒ də). ?1593–1652, French painter, esp of candlelit religious scenes
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