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Definition of "tour" []

  • A trip with visits to various places of interest for business, pleasure, or instruction. (noun)
  • A group organized for such a trip or for a shorter sightseeing excursion. (noun)
  • A brief trip to or through a place for the purpose of seeing it: a tour of the house. (noun)
  • A journey to fulfill a round of engagements in several places: a pianist on a concert tour. (noun)
  • A shift, as in a factory. (noun)
  • An extended journey, usually taken for pleasure, visiting places of interest along the route (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A period of service, esp in one place of duty (noun)
  • A short trip, as for inspection (noun)
  • A trip made by a theatre company, orchestra, etc, to perform in several different places (noun)
  • An overseas trip made by a cricket or rugby team, etc, to play in several places (noun)
  • To make a tour of (a place) (verb)
  • To perform (a show) or promote (a product) in several different places (verb)

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Use "tour" in a sentence
  • "I use the term tour de force here because of Clements master touch with sumi ink, but also because the drawing is an assemblage of individually elaborated drawings on 10 x 8 inch sheets of paper."
  • "It seems one of those achievements that deserves the label tour de force, even though eventual new treatments for this particular, aggressive disease are still sheer speculation."
  • "The band's lineup on this tour is the “classic” 1992-1996 quintet, so only songs from that era were part of the setlist."