• WordNet 3.6
    • n tourist someone who travels for pleasure
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: When Coca-Cola was invented, American tourists that visited Spain were surprised to see that Coke was three times as expensive as a glass of brandy
    • n Tourist One who makes a tour, or performs a journey, especially for pleasure.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Antarctica is visited by over 10,000 tourists a year.
    • n tourist One who makes a tour; one who makes a journey for pleasure, stopping at a number of places for the purpose of seeing the sights, scenery, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Vulcan, Alberta Canada, the tourist welcome sign is written in both English and Klingon (alien language from “Star Trek”).
    • n Tourist one who makes a tour, a traveller for sight-seeing
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  • Brigitte Bardot
    Brigitte Bardot
    “I am leaving the town to the invaders: increasingly numerous, mediocre, dirty, badly behaved, shameless tourists.”
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    “The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist see what he has come to see.”
  • Sam Ewing
    Sam Ewing
    “The average tourist wants to go to places where there are no tourists.”
  • Robert Runcie
    Robert Runcie
    “In the middle ages people were tourists because of their religion, whereas now they are tourists because tourism is their religion.”
  • Mark Twain
    “You perceive I generalize with intrepidity from single instances. It is the tourist's custom.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “If it's tourist season, why can't we kill them?”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. tornus, a turn.


In literature:

Even the American tourist, so painfully in evidence at the hotel, is lost, drowned in this native sea.
"Appearances" by Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson
Tourists began to arrive in 1865.
"The Book of the National Parks" by Robert Sterling Yard
I was in hopes of finding at Lillehammer a party of tourists bound over the Dovre Fjeld to Trondhjem, of whom I had heard in Christiania.
"The Land of Thor" by J. Ross Browne
Notwithstanding this array of feathered inhabitants, most tourists who visit the West complain of a scarcity of birds.
"Wild Life on the Rockies" by Enos A. Mills
Helston itself is an oldfashioned town that has not many attractions for the modern tourist.
"The Cornish Riviera" by Sidney Heath
His attire was that of a conventional tourist, and his face, words and bearing suggested the conventional foreigner.
"Ralph on the Overland Express" by Allen Chapman
But that tide of sentiment, which in our day has culminated in our annual tourist inundation, was already setting in.
"Recollections of a Tour Made in Scotland A.D. 1803" by Dorothy Wordsworth
Bonn and Beethoven are as one name to the English or American tourist.
"ZigZag Journeys in Northern Lands;" by Hezekiah Butterworth
If the tourist remained a week in the place, he would go every day to the Castle grounds.
"Literary Tours in The Highlands and Islands of Scotland" by Daniel Turner Holmes
He sold his mare to the tourist, and was glad he did not attain the same success in his first love.
"The Book of Khalid" by Ameen Rihani

In poetry:

One Sabbath morn, as heavenward
White Mountain tourists slowly spurred,
On ev'ry rock, to their dismay,
They read that legend strange, alway--"SAPOLIO"
"Excelsior" by Francis Bret Harte
The scenery is so enchanting to look upon
That all tourists will say, "Dull care, be gone."
'Tis certainly a most lovely spot,
And once seen it can never be forgot.
"The River of Leith" by William Topaz McGonagall
Then ye tourists to the village of Penicuik haste away,
And there spend the lovely summer day
By climbing the heathy, barren Pentland Hills,
And drink the pure water from their crystal rills.
"Beautiful Village of Penicuik" by William Topaz McGonagall
Then, all ye tourists, be advised by me,
Beautiful Edinburgh ye ought to go and see.
It's the only city I know of where ye can wile away the time
By viewing its lovely scenery and statues fine.
"Beautiful Edinburgh" by William Topaz McGonagall
Thou cheerest the tourist while amongst the Highland hills,
As he views their beautiful sparkling rills
Glittering like diamonds by the golden rays,
While the hills seem to offer up to God their praise.
"The Beautiful Sun" by William Topaz McGonagall
Torquay, with its pier and its diadem of white,
Is a moat beautiful and very dazzling sight,
With its white villas glittering on the sides of its green hills,
And as the tourist gases thereon with joy his heart fills.
"Beautiful Torquay" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Unique Role Serving Federal Workers And Tourists Is Touted.
For tourists who love Paula Deen's food, the celebrity chef's announcement Tuesday that she has type 2 diabetes was cause for concern — about Deen.
Tourists driving through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park discovered a new attraction this summer.
Island Conservancy Tries Contraception to Cull Herd Popular With Tourists but Tough on Plants.
The slaughter of 100 sled dogs in Canada has re-energized efforts by some animal activists to ban or boycott dog sled rides, a popular activity among tourists in many winter vacation spots, from New England to Minnesota to Alaska.
Bulldozers Join Tourists as Fixtures in Capital.
One of the new double-decker buses, the first the city has seen (not counting tourist buses) since 1953.
When the Summer Olympics open to great fanfare in August, an estimated 500,000 foreign tourists will be here rooting for their home teams.
Peter Schwendtner's daughter, Dora, was one of two Hungarian tourists who died… (ALEJANDRO A ALVAREZ / Staff…).
I knew nothing about food back then, but the tourist guides insisted that sampling this Dutch-Indonesian specialty was a must.
Here is an English tourist called Robert Worsley, visiting Stockholm in the summer of 1688.
Five-hundred gallons of dye bought with nearly $30,000 in taxpayers' money has turned the 267-acre Lake Delton to a tranquil, tourist-attracting aqua-blue.
Science editor Alan Boyle's blog: More than 50,000 tourists are expected to converge on Australia for the year's only total solar eclipse on Nov 13-14 — including yours truly.
FLORENCE, Italy — Antoinette Mazzaglia wants tourists to mangia bene, or eat well , in this culinary capital.
It's one of the world's premier tourist attractions and up until when the Chrysler Building in New York was built in 1930 – it was the world's tallest man-made structure.

In science:

This case does not lead to exploration of the random medium since after a short transient, the tourist gets trapped in pairs of cities that are mutually nearest neighbors.
The influence of memory in deterministic walks in random media: analytical calculation within a mean field approximation
Consider that the tourist, who performs a walk with memory µ = 2 on the RL model with N points, has visited ˜n ≥ 3 = µ + 1 = ˜nmin distinct sites and then revisits one of these sites.
The influence of memory in deterministic walks in random media: analytical calculation within a mean field approximation
Due to the deterministic rule, two situations may occur: (i) if xk < xk−1 , the tourist moves forward to site sk+1 and is trapped by an attractor of period p = ˜n − k + 1; (ii) if xk−1 < xk , the tourist moves backward to site sk−1 and escapes from the attractor.
The influence of memory in deterministic walks in random media: analytical calculation within a mean field approximation
The only exception is a revisit to s1 , when the tourist is unconditionally trapped, leading to a trajectory with a null transient time (t = 0) and a cycle of period p = ˜n.
The influence of memory in deterministic walks in random media: analytical calculation within a mean field approximation
Once s(r) is the nearest site, the distance z ˜n,(r) has pdf given by g (x) = (N − 2)(1 − x)N −3 and once the tourist came from site s(r) = sk to sk+1 in the (k + 1)th step, the distance z ˜n,(r) is certainly greater than x(r) .
The influence of memory in deterministic walks in random media: analytical calculation within a mean field approximation