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
NWIn the Before Time, visitors to the newest Smithsonian outpost would begin their visit by packing into an elevator, body to body.You have until Nov. 22 to visit these six Smithsonian museums. Here’s what to expect. | Kelsey Ables | November 19, 2020 | Washington Post
Heidi fed 16 hungry skiers five meals a day during our visit, using one oven and supplies brought in once a week via helicopter.Ease into Winter with Backcountry-Approved Comfort Food | Christina Bernstein | November 12, 2020 | Outside Online
One estimate puts aducanumab’s price tag at $40,000 annually, and treatment would require injections, for instance, which would require regular visits to a health care facility.FDA advisory panel declines to support a controversial Alzheimer’s treatment | Laura Sanders | November 6, 2020 | Science News
Over the next two and a half years, the agency required the Wades to make numerous visits to doctors and speech therapists to win approval for the device, which can cost between $4,000 and $10,000 depending on specifications.People with Developmental Disabilities Were Promised Help. Instead, They Face Delays and Denials. | by Amy Silverman for Arizona Daily Star, with data analysis by Alex Devoid, Arizona Daily Star | November 5, 2020 | ProPublica
I had a conversation once with someone who worked in a national park town, and they mentioned noticing a trend of people who were only interested in doing “the best” things during their visit.
In addition to visiting the tomb of John Paul, who died of natural causes in 2005, Agca asked to see his successor, Pope Francis.
That means visiting Fargo each week from the comforts of your bedroom without having to run any cables from the living room.
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
Why call a taxi when you can hail a Lyft to pick up visiting family and friends?
His zeal led him among foreigners as a missionary; after visiting Bohemia, he went among the Poles, by whom he was killed.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
He gave "Madame Clifford's" address, and wrote something in English on his visiting card.Rosemary in Search of a Father | C. N. Williamson
The boy retired and returned after a moment, bringing the tiny silver tray, which was covered with ladies' visiting cards.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
Besides, with these three hungry visiting children, the addition to her pantry stores would be very timely.Dorothy at Skyrie | Evelyn Raymond
More than once that day was the good housewife tempted to send the three visiting Babcocks home, but was too courteous to do so.Dorothy at Skyrie | Evelyn Raymond
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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