verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of visit
Examples from the Web for visit
Contemporary Examples of visit
You will have your beloved father back sooner than you think, and you can visit and communicate with him all the while.Abramoff’s Advice for Virginia’s New Jailhouse Guv
Tim Mak, Jackie Kucinich
January 7, 2015
He hasn't bothered to visit Iguala, the place where the students were abducted and killed.Why Mexicans Are Enraged by Obama’s Big Tuesday Meeting
Ruben Navarrette Jr.
January 6, 2015
From his purview, our visit and interest had brought excitement to him and his peers.Cuban Hip-Hop Was Born in Alamar
December 26, 2014
Both Prados have enough magic that, after you visit them, the whole world feels like their gift shop for a few hours.
Her son peeked out the window and told me his mother had left Havana for La Lisa to visit a dying relative.
Historical Examples of visit
And were you as unhappy as you expected to be during this visit?
He dislikes to have me visit Aspasia; and was angry because I danced with Alcibiades.
Of all countries in the world, there is none I so much wish to visit as Persia.
Kate and Harry, meanwhile, awaited their opportunity to go in and visit Aunt Jane.Malbone
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
At any rate, he was stouter than when he appeared on his first visit.Explorations in Australia
verb -its, -iting or -ited
Word Origin for visit
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.
1620s, from visit (v.).
see pay a call (visit).