verb (used without object)

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

verb (used with object)

Nearby words

  1. toulouse,
  2. toulouse-lautrec,
  3. toulouse-lautrec, henri de,
  4. toun,
  5. toupee,
  6. tour d'horizon,
  7. tour de force,
  8. tour en l'air,
  9. tour jeté,
  10. tour of duty

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for toured

British Dictionary definitions for toured



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 for tour

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

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Word Origin and History for toured
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