verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of tour
Synonyms for tour
Related Words for tourstrek, outing, expedition, travel, swing, trip, course, road, circuit, cruise, excursion, round, explore, voyage, stump, run, stretch, shift, spell, peregrination
Examples from the Web for tours
Contemporary Examples of tours
The subsequent media attention led prison authorities to officially shut down the tours.Cocaine, Politicians and Wives: Inside the World’s Most Bizarre Prison
October 12, 2014
Emily Rushton, an escort in her 30s who tours both cities and smaller towns around Ontario, explains that region is a factor, too.The Importance of Adult Classifieds
September 6, 2014
Today, tours take visitors up to the once-hidden floor of the still-bustling hotel.The KGB Welcomes You to Estonia’s Hotel Viru. Please Mind the Hidden Bugs
July 31, 2014
They rode as far as Tours on the Loire until stopped by the French cavalry of Charles Martel.Is This Hemingway’s Pamplona or a Lot of Bull?
July 13, 2014
Celebrities like Paul Newman and Sophia Loren even dropped by for tours.Israel’s Tiniest Breakaway State
June 12, 2014
Historical Examples of tours
We regret that his tours are so rapid, and his journals so brief.
At Tours Morton had nothing to do but take his pleasure and enjoy himself.Night and Morning, Complete
So after looking well about him he made a series of tours of investigation.Concerning Cats
Helen M. Winslow
All about tours through England and France and Switzerland and everywhere.Kent Knowles: Quahaug
Joseph C. Lincoln
After this crushing disaster at Tours the Moors realized that they were not invincible.A Short History of Spain
Mary Platt Parmele
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.