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Meaning of visit by Wiktionary Dictionary



    From Latin vīsitō, frequentative of vīsō ( “behold, survey” ), from videō ( “see” ) .


    • IPA: /ˈvɪzɪt/
    • Rhymes: -ɪzɪt


    visit ( third-person singular simple present visits present participle visiting, simple past and past participle visited )

    1. ( transitive ) Of God: to appear to ( someone ) to comfort or bless them. ( Now generally merged into later senses, below. ) [from 13th c.]
    2. ( transitive ) To habitually go to ( someone in distress, sickness etc. ) to comfort them. ( Now generally merged into later senses, below. ) [from 13th c.]
    3. ( transitive ) To go and meet ( a person ) as an act of friendliness or sociability. [from 14th c.]
    4. ( transitive, now rare ) To punish, to inflict harm upon ( someone or something ). [from 14th c.]
    5. ( transitive ) Of a sickness, misfortune etc.: to afflict ( someone ). [from 14th c.]
    6. ( transitive ) To inflict punishment, vengence for ( an offense ) on or upon someone. [from 14th c.]
    7. ( transitive ) To go to ( a shrine, temple etc. ) for worship. ( Now generally merged into later senses, below. ) [from 14th c.]
    8. ( transitive ) To go to ( a place ) for pleasure, on an errand, etc. [from 15th c.]


    visit ( plural: visits )

    1. A single act of visiting .
    2. ( medicine, insurance ) A meeting with a doctor at their surgery or the doctor's at one's home .

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Explanation of visit by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. assail

    2. He was visited with a terrible illness that killed him quickly
    3. impose something unpleasant

    4. The principal visited his rage on the students
    5. talk socially without exchanging too much information

    6. go to certain places as for sightseeing

    7. Did you ever visit Paris?
    8. come to see in an official or professional capacity

    9. The governor visited the prison
      The grant administrator visited the laboratory
    10. pay a brief visit

    11. go to see a place, as for entertainment

    12. stay with as a guest

    13. Every summer, we visited our relatives in the country for a month
    1. a temporary stay ( e.g., as a guest )

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

    3. a visit to the dentist
    4. the act of visiting in an official capacity ( as for an inspection )

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

    6. he dropped by for a visit
    7. a meeting arranged by the visitor to see someone ( such as a doctor or lawyer ) for treatment or advice

    8. he scheduled a visit to the dentist

    Definition of visit by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Visit v. t. [imp. & p. p. Visited; p. pr. & vb. n. Visiting.] [F. visiter, L. visitare, fr. visere to go to see, to visit, fr. videre, visum to see. See Vision.]

      1. 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. Specifically: 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. ( Script. ) 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.”

      [God] hath visited and redeemed his people. Like i. 68.

    2. Visit v. i. To make a visit or visits; to maintain visiting relations; to practice calling on others.

    3. Visit, n. [Cf. F. visite. See Visit, v. t., and cf. Visite.]
      1. 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.”

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

      Right of visit ( Internat. Law ), the right of visitation. See Visitation, 4.