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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Visit \Vis"it\, verb (used with an object) [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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Visit \Vis"it\, verb (used without an object) To make a visit or visits; to maintain visiting relations; to practice calling on others.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Visit \Vis"it\, noun [Cf. F. visite. See {Visit}, verb (used with an object), 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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: the act of going to see some person or place or thing for a short time; "he dropped by for a visit"

2: a meeting arranged by the visitor to see someone (such as a doctor or lawyer) for treatment or advice; "he scheduled a visit to the dentist"

3: the act of visiting in an official capacity (as for an inspection)

4: the act of going to see some person in a professional capacity; "a visit to the dentist"

5: a temporary stay (e.g., as a guest) [syn: {sojourn}, {visit}]


1: go to see a place, as for entertainment; "We went to see the Eiffel Tower in the morning" [syn: {visit}, {see}]

2: go to certain places as for sightseeing; "Did you ever visit Paris?" [syn: {travel to}, {visit}]

3: pay a brief visit; "The mayor likes to call on some of the prominent citizens" [syn: {visit}, {call in}, {call}]

4: come to see in an official or professional capacity; "The governor visited the prison"; "The grant administrator visited the laboratory" [syn: {visit}, {inspect}]

5: impose something unpleasant; "The principal visited his rage on the students" [syn: {inflict}, {bring down}, {visit}, {impose}]

6: talk socially without exchanging too much information; "the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze" [syn: {chew the fat}, {shoot the breeze}, {chat}, {confabulate}, {confab}, {chitchat}, {chit-chat}, {chatter}, {chaffer}, {natter}, {gossip}, {jaw}, {claver}, {visit}]

7: stay with as a guest; "Every summer, we visited our relatives in the country for a month"

8: assail; "He was visited with a terrible illness that killed him quickly"

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