Definition of visitor in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈvizidər/


1A person visiting a person or place, especially socially or as a tourist.
Example sentences
  • Their view will be that of the outsider, the visitor, the tourist.
  • This is a wonderful development in the area and was much needed to facilitate the local visitor and the passing tourists.
  • She was a frequent visitor to the local garden centres in the city and county and her garden was a testimony to her love of shrubs and flowers.
guest, caller, house guest;
archaic visitant
pilgrim, habitué;
foreigner, outsider, stranger, alien
1.1 (usually visitors) A member of a sports team on tour or playing away from home.
Example sentences
  • No mean achievement this, as the visitors ' first team are two leagues above Ilkley.
  • Robinson added the extra two and a further penalty when the visitors strayed offside.
  • A penalty put the visitors back to within one goal as the teams went into overdrive.
1.2chiefly British A person with the right or duty of occasionally inspecting and reporting on a college or other academic institution.
Example sentences
  • Upstairs, the visitor sees that a group of 3rd-graders are also having a math lesson.
  • First off, Michael Briggs managed to thwart a formal inquiry by appealing to the university visitor.
1.3 Ornithology A migratory bird present in a locality for only part of the year.
Example sentences
  • As we were leaving, we stopped to admire the cardinals at the bird feeder by the visitor's center.
  • Sharath Babu says the golden oriole is an attractive bird, a winter visitor to Bangalore.
  • Ice free, fresh water will help attract birds to your garden and make them regular visitors.


Late Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French visitour, from Old French visiter (see visit).

Words that rhyme with visitor


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Syllabification: vis·i·tor

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