Definition of visitor in English:


Line breaks: vis|it¦or
Pronunciation: /ˈvɪzɪtə


  • 1A person visiting someone or somewhere, especially socially or as a tourist: she’s a frequent visitor to London I’m expecting visitors later this evening
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    • 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; company
    archaic visitant
    tourist, traveller, holidaymaker, day tripper, tripper, sightseer, globetrotter, jet-setter, backpacker, voyager, tourer, explorer, pilgrim; foreigner, outsider, stranger, alien; North American vacationer, vacationist, out-of-towner
    British informal emmet, grockle
    rare excursionist
  • 1.1 (usually visitors) A member of a sports team on tour or playing away from home: the visitors came back into the game with two penalty goals
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    • 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.
  • 1.2British A person with the right or duty of occasionally inspecting and reporting on a college or other academic institution.
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    • 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: the red-necked grebe is a regular winter visitor
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    • 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).

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