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.
to stay with as a guest.
to come or go to: to visit a church for prayer.
to go to for the purpose of official inspection or examination: a general visiting his troops.
to come to in order to comfort or aid: to visit the sick.
to come upon; assail; afflict: The plague visited London in 1665.
to cause trouble, suffering, etc., to come to: to visit him with sorrows.
to access, as a website.
to inflict, as punishment, vengeance, etc. (often followed by on or upon).
to make a visit.
to talk or chat casually: to visit on the phone with a friend.
to inflict punishment.
the act of or an instance of visiting: a nice, long visit.
a chat or talk: We had a good visit on the way back from the grocery store.
a call paid to a person, family, etc.
a stay or sojourn as a guest.
an official inspection or examination.
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.
- in·ter·vis·it, verb (used without object)
- non·vis·it·ing, adjective
- pre·vis·it, noun, verb
- re·vis·it, verb, noun
- un·vis·it·ed, adjective
- un·vis·it·ing, adjective
- visit , visitation
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How to use visit in a sentence
“Time Capsule” walks users through a linear experience with between 45 and 60 minutes of content, but it sounds like it’s also designed to support further exploration and additional visits.Apple launches a new AR experience tied to ‘For All Mankind’ | Anthony Ha | February 11, 2021 | TechCrunch
A visit to Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park is just 23 miles west.
The agency has since extended its agreement with contractor Allied Universal through the end 2021 to allow MTS’s new security director to play a greater role in the process, and to conduct visits now complicated by coronavirus restrictions.MTS Review Recommends Changes, But Stops Short of Sweeping Assessments | Lisa Halverstadt | February 5, 2021 | Voice of San Diego
Bregman said that visits with his brother in their younger years meant tagging along with him to medical emergencies.Maryland attorney found dead in his home after police responded to possible burglary | Katie Mettler, Peter Hermann | February 5, 2021 | Washington Post
Only companies that understand what makes a customer satisfied will be the ones able to implement an effective customer experience strategy that will make the visit worth repeating.COVID and quarantine are driving contactless retail experiences | Trevor Grigoruk | February 1, 2021 | Digiday
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
From his purview, our visit and interest had brought excitement to him and his peers.
On May 9, which Moscow commemorates as World War II “Victory Day,” Klaus paid a highly visible visit to the Russian Embassy.Vaclav Klaus, Libertarian Hero, Has His Wings Clipped by Cato Institute | James Kirchick | December 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Both Prados have enough magic that, after you visit them, the whole world feels like their gift shop for a few hours.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind | Brin-Jonathan Butler | December 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
When the women came, he was preparing to go to the west side for his daily visit with Mrs. Pruitt.The Homesteader | Oscar Micheaux
M'Bongo, the great chief of this neighbourhood, paid a ceremonial visit to my husband.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
Levee: a ceremonious visit received by a distinguished person in the morning.Gulliver's Travels | Jonathan Swift
I really ought to visit my California estates, and I have always wanted to see that part of America.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
In the spring of 1868 he was taken by his mother for a visit to England, and there, in the same year, his sister was born.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II | Rudyard Kipling
British Dictionary definitions for visit
to go or come to see (a person, place, etc)
to stay with (someone) as a guest
to go or come to (an institution, place, etc) for the purpose of inspecting or examining
(tr) (of a disease, disaster, etc) to assail; afflict
(tr; foll by upon or on) to inflict (punishment, etc): the judge visited his full anger upon the defendant
(tr usually foll by with) archaic to afflict or plague (with punishment, etc)
(often foll by with) US and Canadian informal to chat or converse (with someone)
the act or an instance of visiting
a stay as a guest
a professional or official call
a formal call for the purpose of inspection or examination
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 contraband: the right of visit and search
US and Canadian informal a friendly talk or chat
- visitable, adjective
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
Other Idioms and Phrases with visit
see pay a call (visit).
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