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Definition of "visit" []

  • To call on socially: visit friends. (verb-transitive)
  • To go to see or spend time at (a place) with a certain intent: visit a museum; visited London. (verb-transitive)
  • To stay with as a guest. (verb-transitive)
  • To go to see in an official or professional capacity: visited the dentist; a priest visiting his parishioners. (verb-transitive)
  • To go or come to: visits the bank on Fridays. (verb-transitive)
  • To go or come to see (a person, place, etc) (verb)

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.

  • To stay with (someone) as a guest (verb)
  • To go or come to (an institution, place, etc) for the purpose of inspecting or examining (verb)
  • (of a disease, disaster, etc) to assail; afflict (verb)
  • To inflict (punishment, etc) (verb)
  • To afflict or plague (with punishment, etc) (verb)
  • To chat or converse (with someone) (verb)
  • The act or an instance of visiting (noun)
  • A stay as a guest (noun)
  • A professional or official call (noun)
  • A formal call for the purpose of inspection or examination (noun)
  • The right of an officer of a belligerent state to stop and search neutral ships in war to verify their nationality and ascertain whether they carry contraband (noun)
  • A friendly talk or chat (noun)

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Use "visit" in a sentence
  • "I have to agree that the habit of doing a massive and expensive cleanup of the area of a visit is appalling, especially considering that the conditions will return to normal in no time at all and there will be no further efforts, rather appalling."
  • "He admonished critics of the trip, which he called a visit by a long-time ally of Beijing."
  • "The main reason for the visit is the beatification of Newman, the 19th century convert who was enormously influential in both the Church of England and the Roman Catholic Church."