What does visit mean?

Definitions for visit
ˈvɪz ɪtvis·it

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word visit.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. visitnoun

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

    "he dropped by for a visit"

  2. visitnoun

    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. visitnoun

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

  4. visitnoun

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

    "a visit to the dentist"

  5. sojourn, visitverb

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

  6. visit, seeverb

    go to see a place, as for entertainment

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

  7. travel to, visitverb

    go to certain places as for sightseeing

    "Did you ever visit Paris?"

  8. visit, call in, callverb

    pay a brief visit

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

  9. visit, inspectverb

    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, imposeverb

    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, visitverb

    talk socially without exchanging too much information

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

  12. visitverb

    stay with as a guest

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

  13. visitverb


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


  1. visitnoun

    A single act of visiting.

  2. visitnoun

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

  3. visitverb

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

  4. visitverb

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

  5. visitverb

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

  6. visitverb

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

  7. visitverb

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

  8. visitverb

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

  9. visitverb

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

  10. visitverb

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Visitverb

    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. Visitverb

    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. Visitverb

    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. Visitverb

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

  5. Visitverb

    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. Visitverb

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

  7. Etymology: [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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Visit

    viz′it, v.t. to go to see or inspect: to attend: enter, appear in: to call on: (B.) to reward or punish.—v.i. to be in the habit of seeing or meeting each other: to keep up acquaintance.—n. act of visiting or going to see.—adjs. Vis′itable, subject to visitation: attractive to visitors; Vis′itant, paying visits, visiting.—n. one who visits: one who is a guest in the house of another: a migratory bird: one of an order of nuns founded by St Francis de Sales in 1610, also called Salesians, Order (also Nuns) of the Visitation—the order has done much in the education of young girls.—n. Visitā′tion, act of visiting: examination by authority: a dispensation, whether of divine favour or retribution: (rare) the object of a visit: the act of a naval commander in boarding the vessel of another state to ascertain her character and object: a visit of a herald to a district for the examination of its arms, pedigrees, &c.: an unusual and extensive irruption of a species of animals into another region: (eccles.) a festival to commemorate the visit of the Virgin Mary to Elizabeth, observed by the Roman and Greek Churches on 2d July.—adjs. Visitātō′rial, Visitō′rial.—n. Vis′iting, the act of paying visits: prompting, influence.—adj. that which visits.—ns. Vis′iting-book, a book recording the names of persons who have called or are to be called on; Vis′iting-card, a small card, on which the name, address, or title, may be printed, to be left in making calls or paying visits, and sometimes sent as an act of courtesy or in token of sympathy; Vis′iting-day, a day on which one is at home or ready to receive callers; Vis′itor, -er, one who visits, calls on, or makes a stay with a person: a person authorised to visit an institution to see that it is managed properly:—fem. Vis′itress.—Visitation of the sick, an office in the Anglican Church, used for the spiritual benefit of the sick, provision being also made for special confession and absolution. [Fr. visiter—L. visitāre, freq. of visĕre, to go to see, visit—vidēre, to see.]

Editors Contribution

  1. visit

    Go and see.

    We like to visit our family regularly, its important to us.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 21, 2021  

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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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of visit in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of visit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of visit in a Sentence

  1. Mike Connor:

    Cadman Kiker said. In all, 2,501 Americans were among the 4,414 Allied troops killed on those beaches. Distance always fades memory, and it is a reason why the French remember the fallen soldiers more easily. From childhood, they visit the cemeteries, memorials and museums that dot the Normandy countryside. U.S. veterans are invariably impressed by what French youngsters still know about their feats, their undying gratitude, while many are wistful that those stories resonate less and less among American youths where they live. Its so frightening, if Cadman Kiker forget history, it is doomed to repeat itself.

  2. Rudy Giuliani:

    Mr Khan should be ashamed of Mr Khan. Mr Khan’s so busy attacking President Trump’s visit and, in the meantime, crime is spiraling in London. Maybe Mr Khan should just do Mr Khan job instead of attacking a world leader.

  3. Joel Wit:

    Pompeo's visit I think was a useful beginning to set out parameters and to start working on the details of a deal, the North Koreans talked about a vague, step-by-step simultaneous approach, which seems to me the right way to move forward. That's the only thing that's going to work.

  4. Sun Jianguo:

    The aim of this delegation's visit is to further promote friendship, deepen cooperation and exchange views with Iran on bilateral military ties and issues of mutual concern.

  5. Federica Mogherini:

    My very early visit has a political meaning, the European Union is ready and willing to play a major role in a relaunching of this process on the basis of the two-state solution.

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    the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes)
    • A. scrutiny
    • B. decline
    • C. apex
    • D. value

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