Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

visit

[viz-it]
See more synonyms for visit on Thesaurus.com
verb (used with object)
  1. to go to and stay with (a person or family) or at (a place) for a short time for reasons of sociability, politeness, business, curiosity, etc.: to visit a friend; to visit clients; to visit Paris.
  2. to stay with as a guest.
  3. to come or go to: to visit a church for prayer.
  4. to go to for the purpose of official inspection or examination: a general visiting his troops.
  5. to come to in order to comfort or aid: to visit the sick.
  6. to come upon; assail; afflict: The plague visited London in 1665.
  7. to cause trouble, suffering, etc., to come to: to visit him with sorrows.
  8. to access, as a website.
  9. to inflict, as punishment, vengeance, etc. (often followed by on or upon).
Show More
verb (used without object)
  1. to make a visit.
  2. to talk or chat casually: to visit on the phone with a friend.
  3. to inflict punishment.
Show More
noun
  1. the act of or an instance of visiting: a nice, long visit.
  2. a chat or talk: We had a good visit on the way back from the grocery store.
  3. a call paid to a person, family, etc.
  4. a stay or sojourn as a guest.
  5. an official inspection or examination.
  6. the act of an officer of a belligerent nation in boarding a vessel in order to ascertain the nature of its cargo, its nationality, etc.: the right of visit and search.
Show More

Origin of visit

1175–1225; Middle English visiten (v.) (< Old French visiter) < Latin vīsitāre, frequentative of vīsere to go to see, itself frequentative of vidēre to see
Related formsin·ter·vis·it, verb (used without object)non·vis·it·ing, adjectivepre·vis·it, noun, verbre·vis·it, verb, nounun·vis·it·ed, adjectiveun·vis·it·ing, adjective
Can be confusedvisit visitation
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for unvisited

Historical Examples

  • Their country being so isolated and unvisited they were surly and independent.

    A Canyon Voyage

    Frederick S. Dellenbaugh

  • Past that flight of milk-white pigeons were black walls as yet unvisited.

    Fraternity

    John Galsworthy

  • The object of the expedition was the survey of the regions which had hitherto been unvisited.

  • He said that nearly a year had elapsed since we had quitted Switzerland, and France was yet unvisited.

    Frankenstein

    Mary Shelley

  • For one hundred and sixty-eight years the land was unvisited.

    The Little Lady of Lagunitas

    Richard Henry Savage


British Dictionary definitions for unvisited

visit

verb -its, -iting or -ited
  1. to go or come to see (a person, place, etc)
  2. to stay with (someone) as a guest
  3. to go or come to (an institution, place, etc) for the purpose of inspecting or examining
  4. (tr) (of a disease, disaster, etc) to assail; afflict
  5. (tr; foll by upon or on) to inflict (punishment, etc)the judge visited his full anger upon the defendant
  6. (tr usually foll by with) archaic to afflict or plague (with punishment, etc)
  7. (often foll by with) US and Canadian informal to chat or converse (with someone)
Show More
noun
  1. the act or an instance of visiting
  2. a stay as a guest
  3. a professional or official call
  4. a formal call for the purpose of inspection or examination
  5. international law the right of an officer of a belligerent state to stop and search neutral ships in war to verify their nationality and ascertain whether they carry contrabandthe right of visit and search
  6. US and Canadian informal a friendly talk or chat
Show More
Derived Formsvisitable, adjective

Word Origin

C13: from Latin vīsitāre to go to see, from vīsere to examine, from vidēre to see
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for unvisited

visit

n.

1620s, from visit (v.).

Show More

visit

v.

early 13c., "come to (a person) to comfort or benefit," from Old French visiter, from Latin visitare "to go to see, come to inspect," frequentative of visere "behold, visit" (a person or place), from past participle stem of videre "to see, notice, observe" (see vision). Originally of the deity, later of pastors and doctors (c.1300), general sense of "pay a call" is from 1620s. Meaning "come upon, afflict" (in reference to sickness, punishment, etc.) is recorded from mid-14c. Related: Visited; visiting.

Show More
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with unvisited

visit

see pay a call (visit).

Show More
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.