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Tours

[ too r; French toor ]
/ tʊər; French tur /
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noun

a city in and the capital of Indre-et-Loire, in W France, on the Loire River: Charles Martel defeated the Saracens near here a.d. 732.

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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, Tours, tour d'horizon, tour de force, tour en l'air, tour jeté, tour of duty

Definition for tours (2 of 4)

tour

[ toor ]
/ tʊər /

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
SYNONYMS FOR tour
Related formsmin·i·tour, nounun·toured, adjective

Definition for tours (3 of 4)

Indre-et-Loire

[ an-drey-lwar ]
/ ɛ̃ dreɪˈlwar /

noun

a department in W central France. 2378 sq. mi. (6160 sq. km). Capital: Tours.

Definition for tours (4 of 4)

Touraine

[ too-ren; French too-ren ]
/ tʊˈrɛn; French tuˈrɛn /

noun

a former province in W France. Capital: Tours.
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British Dictionary definitions for tours (1 of 4)

Tours

/ (French tur) /

noun

a town in W central France, on the River Loire: nearby is the scene of the defeat of the Arabs in 732, which ended the advance of Islam in W Europe. Pop: 132 820 (1999)

British Dictionary definitions for tours (2 of 4)

Indre-et-Loire

/ (French ɛ̃drelwar) /

noun

a department of W central France in the Centre region: contains many famous châteaux along the Loire. Capital: Tours. Pop: 563 062 (2003 est). Area: 6158 sq km (2402 sq miles)

British Dictionary definitions for tours (3 of 4)

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 tours (4 of 4)

Touraine

/ (French turɛn) /

noun

a former province of NW central France: at its height in the 16th century as an area of royal residences, esp along the Loire. Chief town: Tours
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