Definition of tour in English:
- As of yesterday, 72 groups totaling 1,024 Chinese nationals have visited Taiwan for sightseeing tours.
- And that is why boat rides are an important part of the sight-seeing tours offered by many tour operators here.
- He estimates the vehicle has gone about a million miles on nine tours and three different motors.
- Eventually curiosity got the better of her and she hopped out for a very short tour of inspection, only to hasten back inside, leaving nothing but a few paw prints in the falling snow.
- That venture, along with limited guided tours and day trips for schoolchildren, proved hugely popular and 2,500 people have visited the centre per week.
- After a short tour of the ruins of the Cistercian Abbey, founded in 1132, he saw one of Europe's oldest surviving monastic mills.
- This is the standard defence often used in trying to excuse otherwise often outrageous behaviour by sporting teams on tour or on pre season or post season trips.
- On tour, performers say, they receive top-notch medical care and physical conditioning support.
- Why postpone it merely because the National team is on tour.
- There is Annika Sorenstam here, the number one on the ladies' professional golf tour, the LPGA.
- Landlord Oliver Cleary is expecting a dip in takings when 10 of his regulars jet off for their annual golf tour to Portugal next month.
- Woods has chased titles and money with equal vigour since he broke onto the professional golf tour in 1996.
- The military has repeatedly extended tours of duty for US soldiers and placed enormous strains on the Army Reserve and Army National Guard.
- Furthermore, they also acquired sufficient skills through practical experience as part of their tours of duty in line units that were included in the course of studies.
- New arrivals in-processed in Japan as others enjoyed rest and relaxation leave, or prepared to rotate home after completing their tours of duty.
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- He last visited the island in November to tour earthquake-stricken areas in central Taiwan.
- When I did my own tour of the boros today, I tried to imagine how exactly a president tours a disaster area.
- The new Queen spent much of February touring the stricken areas to try to boost morale.
- Young Hamlet is the latest touring professional production to be staged at Glusburn Institute.
- He dropped out of high school in 1960 to dance in a European touring production of West Side Story.
- UK readers will be able to make up their own minds next year when the company tours the production to London, Scotland and the regions.
Middle English (in sense 3 of the noun; also denoting a circular movement): from Old French, 'turn', via Latin from Greek tornos 'lathe'. Sense 1 dates from the mid 17th century.
This was initially a word for a ‘turn’ or ‘spell of work’ (tour of duty) from an Old French word meaning ‘turn’, via Latin from Greek tornos ‘lathe’. The notion of visiting a number of places was associated with tour from the mid 17th century. Tournament and tourney (Middle English) where you turn round to confront each other are from the same source.
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