- toulouse-lautrec, henri de,
- tour d'horizon,
- tour de force,
- tour en l'air,
- tour jeté,
- tour of duty
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of tour
Examples from the Web for 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|Jason Batansky|October 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Emily Rushton, an escort in her 30s who tours both cities and smaller towns around Ontario, explains that region is a factor, too.
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|Nina Strochlic|July 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They rode as far as Tours on the Loire until stopped by the French cavalry of Charles Martel.
Celebrities like Paul Newman and Sophia Loren even dropped by for tours.
Despite their continuous quarrels with the Archbishop of Tours, the good priests are rare, the bad ones numerous.The Carlovingian Coins|Eugne Sue
It was Radegunds wish that they should be fetched from Tours to her nunnery by a procession headed by the bishop of Poitiers.Woman under Monasticism|Lina Eckenstein
Even then our tours would be circuitous, and sometimes retrograde, and we should turn and double like hares before the hounds.Haunted London|Walter Thornbury
He made several Alpine tours, and once (in 1860) he accompanied me in an ascent of the Jungfrau with a couple of guides.The Life of Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, Bart., K.C.S.I.|Sir Leslie Stephen
I will take my people, and go to my aunt by Tours and the east road.Count Hannibal|Stanley J. Weyman
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.