[ viz-i-ter ]
/ ˈvɪz ɪ tər /
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a person who visits, as for reasons of friendship, business, duty, travel, or the like.



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Origin of visitor

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English visitour, from Anglo-French; Old French visiteor, from Late Latin vīsitātor, equivalent to Latin vīsitā(re) “to go to see, visit” (see visit) + -tor-tor

synonym study for visitor

Visitor, caller, guest, visitant are terms for a person who comes to spend time with or stay with others, or in a place. A visitor often stays some time, for social pleasure, for business, sightseeing, etc.: a visitor at our neighbor's house. A caller comes for a brief (usually) formal visit: The caller merely left her card. A guest is anyone receiving hospitality, and the word has been extended to include anyone who pays for meals and lodging: a welcome guest; a hotel guest. Visitant applies especially to a migratory bird or to a supernatural being: a warbler as a visitant.


pre·vis·i·tor, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for visitor

/ (ˈvɪzɪtə) /


a person who pays a visit; caller, guest, tourist, etc
another name for visitant (def. 4)
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