Definitions for: Visit


[n] the act of going to see some person or place or thing for a short time; "he dropped by for a short visit"
[n] 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"
[v] assail; "He was visited with a terrible illness that killed him quickly"
[v] impose something unpleasant; "The principal visited his rage on the students"
[v] chew the fat; shoot the breeze
[v] go to certain places
[v] come to see in an official or professional capacity; "The governor visited the prison"; "The grant administrator visited the laboratory"
[v] pay a brief visit; "The mayor likes to call on some of the prominent citizens"
[v] visit a place, as for entertainment; "We went to see the Eiffel Tower in the morning"
[v] stay with as a guest; "Every summer, we visited our relatives in the country for a month"



Webster (1913) Definition: Vis"it, 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.


Vis"it, v. i.
To make a visit or visits; to maintain visiting relations; to
practice calling on others.


Vis"it, 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.

Synonyms: bring down, call, call in, chaffer, chat, chatter, chitchat, claver, confab, confabulate, gossip, impose, inflict, inspect, jaw, natter, travel to

See Also: abide, afflict, bide, call, clamp, come by, coming together, converse, dictate, discourse, drop by, drop in, foist, frequent, get together, get together, give, intrude, jaunt, jawbone, meet, meeting, meeting, obtrude, order, prescribe, schmoose, schmooze, see, shmoose, shmooze, sightsee, site visit, slum, smite, stay, take in, tour, travel, trip, visitation, visiting

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