Definition of "visit" [vis•it]

  • 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)

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.

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."