Definitions for VISITˈvɪz ɪt

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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)


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


  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

  7. Origin: [F. visiter, L. visitare, fr. visere to go to see, to visit, fr. videre, visum to see. See Vision.]


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ecclesiastes:

    Be not slow to visit the sick.

  2. Joe Flatley:

    With this papal visit, I've got nowhere to stay.

  3. H. L. Mencken:

    Conscience is a mother-in-law whose visit never ends

  4. Charles Lester:

    People come from around the world to visit our coast.

  5. H. L. Mencken:

    Conscience is a mother-in-law whose visit never ends.

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