verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- vision quest,
- visitation rights,
Origin of visit
Examples from the Web for visiting
In addition to visiting the tomb of John Paul, who died of natural causes in 2005, Agca asked to see his successor, Pope Francis.
Despite the long-existing travel ban, Americans have already been visiting Cuba by the droves.
In 2011, he was arrested while visiting his grandmother in Iran, charged with espionage, and sentenced to death.An American Marine in Iran’s Prisons Goes on Hunger Strike|IranWire|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The woman had accompanied a friend who was visiting her boyfriend when she met the inmate she would marry.
Belzberg had grown up learning about WWII and visiting Holocaust museums since she was a young girl.
It is a bird of passage, visiting its customary breeding places in the summer and wintering in southern Europe.Natural History in Anecdote|Various
One evening the pastor, on his way from visiting a sick person, called in at Hans' house, and sat by the fire to warm himself.The German Lieutenant and Other Stories|August Strindberg
One day Harkins was visiting his still-house, and he noticed something dubious.Our Southern Highlanders|Horace Kephart
In the course of the day I saw him again, as he was returning from visiting the medical faculty.A Visit to the Holy Land, Egypt, and Italy|Ida Pfeiffer
For a moment there was a wild lurid light alone, visiting and penetrating all things.
verb -its, -iting or -ited
Word Origin for visit
1620s, from 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.
see pay a call (visit).