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 touring
A lot of veteran artists say that the hardest part of the job is touring.George Clinton on Industry ‘Mobsters’ and How Nobody Wants to Listen to a Crackhead|Curtis Stephen|November 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As a cultural corrective, Hayes is currently touring in a one-man show titled Riding the Midnight Express with Billy Hayes.The Unbelievable (True) Story of the World’s Most Infamous Hash Smuggler|Marlow Stern|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
While touring Europe for the first time, Joplin decided to test out its success on the international scene.
Once you fill in the book, you send it back where it joins the others on the shelves and travels with the annual touring trip.
Spooky Tooth had reformed quite a while before I received the call and were touring quite often.When Gary Wright Met George Harrison: Dream Weaver, John and Yoko, and More|Gary Wright|September 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Mr. Stanlock's touring car and two taxicabs were waiting at the station to convey the girls to Marion's home.Campfire Girls in the Allegheny Mountains|Stella M. Francis
The organization of these clubs is chiefly of Touring clubs.
The crowd stood around for some time longer, looking at the touring car until Fenn had the men haul it to a barn near his house.Fenn Masterson's Discovery|Allen Chapman
In this first touring car Colonel Barker with one of the newly arrived adjutants for driver, started to Demange.The War Romance of the Salvation Army|Evangeline Booth and Grace Livingston Hill
A good match meant one who owned not only a runabout, but a touring car.Vera|Richard Harding Davis
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.