Definitions for VISITˈvɪz ɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vis•itˈvɪz ɪt(v.t.)

  1. to go to and stay with (a person or family) or at (a place) for a short time.

  2. to stay with as a guest.

  3. to go to for the purpose of official inspection or examination.

  4. to come upon; afflict:

    The plague visited London in 1665.

  5. to inflict, as punishment, vengeance, etc. (often fol. by on or upon).

  6. to cause trouble, suffering, etc., to:

    to visit one with sorrows.

  7. to access, as a Web site.

  8. (v.i.)to make a visit.

  9. to talk or chat casually.

  10. to inflict punishment.

  11. (n.)the act of or an instance of visiting:

    a long visit.

  12. a chat or talk.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  13. a call paid to a person, family, etc.

  14. a stay or sojourn as a guest.

  15. an official inspection or examination.

  16. the boarding by a naval officer onto a neutral vessel to determine if it is carrying contraband.

    Category: Navy, Military

Origin of visit:

1175–1225; ME (v.) (< OF visiter) < L vīsitāre, freq. of vīsere to go to see, itself freq. of vidēre to see

vis′it•a•ble(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. visit(noun)

    the act of going to see some person or place or thing for a short time

    "he dropped by for a visit"

  2. visit(noun)

    a meeting arranged by the visitor to see someone (such as a doctor or lawyer) for treatment or advice

    "he scheduled a visit to the dentist"

  3. visit(noun)

    the act of visiting in an official capacity (as for an inspection)

  4. visit(noun)

    the act of going to see some person in a professional capacity

    "a visit to the dentist"

  5. sojourn, visit(verb)

    a temporary stay (e.g., as a guest)

  6. visit, see(verb)

    go to see a place, as for entertainment

    "We went to see the Eiffel Tower in the morning"

  7. travel to, visit(verb)

    go to certain places as for sightseeing

    "Did you ever visit Paris?"

  8. visit, call in, call(verb)

    pay a brief visit

    "The mayor likes to call on some of the prominent citizens"

  9. visit, inspect(verb)

    come to see in an official or professional capacity

    "The governor visited the prison"; "The grant administrator visited the laboratory"

  10. inflict, bring down, visit, impose(verb)

    impose something unpleasant

    "The principal visited his rage on the students"

  11. chew the fat, shoot the breeze, chat, confabulate, confab, chitchat, chit-chat, chatter, chaffer, natter, gossip, jaw, claver, visit(verb)

    talk socially without exchanging too much information

    "the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze"

  12. visit(verb)

    stay with as a guest

    "Every summer, we visited our relatives in the country for a month"

  13. visit(verb)

    assail

    "He was visited with a terrible illness that killed him quickly"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. visit(verb)ˈvɪz ɪt

    to go somewhere to spend time with someone who is there

    They visited her in the hospital.; We were visiting my aunt in Boston.

  2. visitˈvɪz ɪt

    to go somewhere to spend a short time there

    I plan to visit as many cities as possible.

  3. visit(noun)ˈvɪz ɪt

    an occasion when sb visits a person or place

    a visit to the zoo; We had a surprise visit from Will this weekend.; I promised to pay her a visit next time.

Wiktionary

  1. visit(Noun)

    A single act of visiting.

  2. visit(Noun)

    A meeting with a doctor at their surgery or the doctor's at one's home.

  3. visit(Verb)

    Of God: to appear to (someone) to comfort or bless them. (Now generally merged into later senses, below.)

  4. visit(Verb)

    To habitually go to (someone in distress, sickness etc.) to comfort them. (Now generally merged into later senses, below.)

  5. visit(Verb)

    To go and meet (a person) as an act of friendliness or sociability.

  6. visit(Verb)

    To punish, to inflict harm upon (someone or something).

  7. visit(Verb)

    Of a sickness, misfortune etc.: to afflict (someone).

  8. visit(Verb)

    To inflict punishment, vengence for (an offense) on or upon someone.

  9. visit(Verb)

    To go to (a shrine, temple etc.) for worship. (Now generally merged into later senses, below.)

  10. visit(Verb)

    To go to (a place) for pleasure, on an errand, etc.

  11. Origin: From visito, frequentative of viso, from video.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Visit(verb)

    to go or come to see, as for the purpose of friendship, business, curiosity, etc.; to attend; to call upon; as, the physician visits his patient

  2. Visit(verb)

    to go or come to see for inspection, examination, correction of abuses, etc.; to examine, to inspect; as, a bishop visits his diocese; a superintendent visits persons or works under his charge

  3. Visit(verb)

    to come to for the purpose of chastising, rewarding, comforting; to come upon with reward or retribution; to appear before or judge; as, to visit in mercy; to visit one in wrath

  4. Visit(verb)

    to make a visit or visits; to maintain visiting relations; to practice calling on others

  5. Visit(verb)

    the act of visiting, or going to see a person or thing; a brief stay of business, friendship, ceremony, curiosity, or the like, usually longer than a call; as, a visit of civility or respect; a visit to Saratoga; the visit of a physician

  6. Visit(verb)

    the act of going to view or inspect; an official or formal inspection; examination; visitation; as, the visit of a trustee or inspector

Freebase

  1. VisIt

    VisIt is an open source interactive parallel visualization and graphical analysis tool for viewing scientific data. It can be used to visualize scalar and vector fields defined on 2D and 3D structured and unstructured meshes. VisIt was designed to handle very large data set sizes in the terascale range and yet can also handle small data sets in the kilobyte range.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'VISIT' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1328

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'VISIT' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2525

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'VISIT' in Nouns Frequency: #430

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'VISIT' in Verbs Frequency: #197


Translations for VISIT

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

visit(verb)

to go to see (a person or place)

We visited my parents at the weekend; They visited the ruins at Pompeii while they were on holiday.

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