• WordNet 3.6
    • v visit assail "He was visited with a terrible illness that killed him quickly"
    • v visit impose something unpleasant "The principal visited his rage on the students"
    • v visit talk socially without exchanging too much information "the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze"
    • v visit go to certain places as for sightseeing "Did you ever visit Paris?"
    • v visit come to see in an official or professional capacity "The governor visited the prison","The grant administrator visited the laboratory"
    • v visit pay a brief visit "The mayor likes to call on some of the prominent citizens"
    • v visit go to see a place, as for entertainment "We went to see the Eiffel Tower in the morning"
    • v visit stay with as a guest "Every summer, we visited our relatives in the country for a month"
    • n visit a temporary stay (e.g., as a guest)
    • n visit the act of going to see some person in a professional capacity "a visit to the dentist"
    • n visit the act of visiting in an official capacity (as for an inspection)
    • n visit the act of going to see some person or place or thing for a short time "he dropped by for a visit"
    • n visit 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"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Macbeth visits the witches Macbeth visits the witches
Visits the Doctor 094 Visits the Doctor 094
Gargantua Visiting the Shops--1-17-038 Gargantua Visiting the Shops--1-17-038
The snake prince visits his wife The snake prince visits his wife
Little Red Riding-Hood sets out to visit her Grandmother Little Red Riding-Hood sets out to visit her Grandmother
Dutchess grooms for her social visit Dutchess grooms for her social visit

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Percentage of Americans who have visited Disneyland/Disney World: 70%
    • Visit The act of going to view or inspect; an official or formal inspection; examination; visitation; as, the visit of a trustee or inspector.
    • Visit 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.
    • Visit (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."
    • Visit 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.
    • Visit 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.
    • v. i Visit To make a visit or visits; to maintain visiting relations; to practice calling on others.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Antarctica is visited by over 10,000 tourists a year.
    • visit To go or come to see (a person or thing) in the way of friendship, business, curiosity, ceremony, or duty; call upon; proceed to in order to view or look on.
    • visit To come or go to, in general; appear in or at; enter.
    • visit To go or come to see for the purpose of inspection, supervision, examination, correction of abuses, or the like; examine; inspect.
    • visit To afflict; overtake or come upon: said especially of diseases or calamities.
    • visit In Scriptural phraseology: To send a judgment from heaven upon, whether for the purpose of chastising or afflicting, or of comforting or consoling; judge.
    • visit To inflict punishment for (guilt) or upon (a person).
    • visit To practise going to see others; keep up friendly intercourse by going to the houses of friends; make calls; stay with (another) as a guest.
    • n visit The act of visiting or going to see a person, place, or thing; a temporary residence in a locality or with some one as a guest; a call on a person or at a place.
    • n visit A formal or official call; a visitation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Richard Nixon was the 1st US president to visit China in February, 1972.
    • v.t Visit viz′it to go to see or inspect: to attend: enter, appear in: to call on:
    • v.i Visit to be in the habit of seeing or meeting each other: to keep up acquaintance
    • n Visit act of visiting or going to see
    • n Visit one who visits: one who is a guest in the house of another: a migratory bird: one of an order of nuns founded by St Francis de Sales in 1610, also called Salesians, Order (also Nuns) of the Visitation—the order has done much in the education of young girls
    • adj Visit that which visits
    • v.t Visit viz′it (B.) to reward or punish
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  • Corra May Harris
    Corra May Harris
    “A woman would rather visit her own grave than the place where she has been young and beautiful after she is aged and ugly.”
  • Anna Jameson
    Anna Jameson
    “Childhood sometimes does pay a second visit to man; youth never.”
  • H. L. Mencken
    “Conscience is a mother-in-law whose visit never ends.”
  • Marianne Moore
    Marianne Moore
    “Superior people never make long visits.”
  • Katharine Hepburn
    “Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.”
  • Josh Billings
    “A good place to visit, but a poor place to stay.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. visiter, L. visitare, fr. visere, to go to see, to visit, fr. videre, visum, to see. See Vision.
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. visiter—L. visitāre, freq. of visĕre, to go to see, visit—vidēre, to see.


In literature:

But that visit, represented as being one final necessary visit, had, she was well aware, been made some time since.
"Is He Popenjoy?" by Anthony Trollope
During that time she visited London once.
"Memoirs of Life and Literature" by W. H. Mallock
One official visit did not monopolize her.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
One day early in June, General Charles Lee, who had been sent down to take the chief command, went over to the island to visit the fort.
"Hero Stories from American History" by Albert F. Blaisdell
On the 19th she started for Kansas, stopping for the usual visit in Chicago with her cousins.
"The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 2 of 2)" by Ida Husted Harper
Commissioners and Visitors visiting singly have substantially the same powers of inspection and inquiry as when visiting together.
"Chapters in the History of the Insane in the British Isles" by Daniel Hack Tuke
In 1835 or 1836 the young Princess Victoria, with her mother the Duchess of Kent, visited Oxford.
"Elizabeth Gilbert and Her Work for the Blind" by Frances Martin
I had occasionally visited two or three families in our own county, who were said to make a very genteel appearance on narrow fortunes.
"Coelebs In Search of a Wife" by Hannah More
In the autumn of 1848 my wife came to visit me at Frankfort and brought Ernst with her.
"Waldfried" by Berthold Auerbach
When Madame Janauschek first visited Boston, he asked me to accompany him in a visit to her.
"Reminiscences, 1819-1899" by Julia Ward Howe
The following year he again visited the island, which he named Isle de l'Assomption.
"The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History" by Various
The enthusiasm caused by the visit to the States was immense.
"Speeches and Addresses of H. R. H. the Prince of Wales: 1863-1888" by Edward VII
Our former visit was not forgotten.
"Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, Vol. I." by John L. Stephens
My anxiety to visit the Battery was such that I was induced to start out on foot in order to see them.
"An Artilleryman's Diary" by Jenkin Lloyd Jones
Her visit to the sick man was really intended for the sound.
"The Memoirs of Count Carlo Gozzi" by Count Carlo Gozzi
In 1824, an old friend of her mother's, Moss Kent, Esq., visited Plattsburg.
"Lives of Celebrated Women" by Samuel Griswold Goodrich
Madame Moreau, indeed, was not on visiting terms with him.
"Sentimental Education Vol 1" by Gustave Flaubert
I visited it on the 17th.
"The Boys of '61" by Charles Carleton Coffin
During the early sixties, many bands of Indians numbering from forty to seventy-five, visited Weeping Water.
"Collection of Nebraska Pioneer Reminiscences" by Nebraska Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution
I had thought this visit altogether a scheme of my own.
"The Chainbearer" by J. Fenimore Cooper

In poetry:

These children visit Heaven
Each year and make of worth
All we planned and wrought in youth
And all our tears on earth.
"Our Guardian Angels And Their Children" by Vachel Lindsay
When it was time to leave,
the friend said to the man:
-Soon I'll visit you.
And he shook the man and the woman's hands.
"Society" by Carlos Drummond de Andrade
Welcome, early visitants,
With your sun-crowned golden hair,
With your message to our hearts
Of our Father's loving care.
"The Building" by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
Delightful visitant! with thee
I hail the time of flowers,
And hear the sound of music sweet
From birds among the bowers.
"Ode To The Cuckoo" by John Logan
Lord, what is man, or all his race,
Who dwells so far below,
That thou should visit him with grace,
And love his nature so?
"Psalm VIII: O Lord, Our Lord" by Isaac Watts
O, not in cruelty, not in wrath,
The Reaper came that day;
'Twas an angel visited the green earth,
And took the flowers away.
"Voices Of The Night : The Reaper And The Flowers" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In news:

This week, the Two-Wheelin' Reporter visits the world's largest developed gypsum cave open to the public.
For more information, visit
Talking with a visiting scholar at the Sherman Café.
Last year Bennett had a dream of visiting Europe as a student ambassador with the People to People program.
Bullthistlers visit the Ambler Forest for a snowshoe hike on this beautiful wintery day.
Bullthistlers visit the Ambler Forest Click to enlarge.
For more information visit Amigo 's.
Martin Amis ' arrival in Brooklyn is a little like the pope's long-awaited visit to Jerusalem.
The Phillie Phanatic entertains students at McAdoo-Kelayres Elementary School during its visit to the school in McAdoo, Pa.
The announcement Thursday that President Obama would visit Pakistan next year has sapped enthusiasm in India for his visit in early November.
On Oct 12, against North Myrtle Beach Christian, Fields and fellow senior Justin Clemmer led the visiting Cougars to an 80-0 win over the Stallions.
Bush begins a visit to India today and will visit Pakistan later this week.
It's responsible for 1.6 million pediatric ER visits and nearly one-third of pediatrician office visits.
Earlier this month, I visited Oregon, a mecca for US pinot noir, where I tasted a range of wines and got to visit some of the small producers.

In science:

The total number of visits at vertex r ′′ is m + m′′ , the first term counting visits from the edge {r ′ , r ′′} and the second visits from T ′′ .
Random incidence matrices: moments of the spectral density
In sub-class (II0 ), the first visit of r is before the first visit of a1 .
Random incidence matrices: moments of the spectral density
In sub-class (IIi ) with 1 ≤ i ≤ l′ − 1, the first visit of r is after the first visit of ai and before the the first visit of ai+1 .
Random incidence matrices: moments of the spectral density
In sub-class (IIl′ ), the first visit of r is after the first visit of al′ .
Random incidence matrices: moments of the spectral density
If the SRW visits a point (x, y ) such that no point (x′ , y ) with x′ > x has been visited, then the sun shines upon (x, y ), and this point becomes tanned.
Excited Random Walk
By property (AC-3) of [mn], Def. 3.5, applied to π c we see that once γm visits a block B i it doesn’t visit it again until all the other blocks B j (j 6= i) have been visited.
Orthogonal Polynomials and Fluctuations of Random Matrices
As for the quantities concerning the number of visits and the first visit probabilities, the situation is far more complex.
Random walks on graphs: ideas, techniques and results
In the first situation, where the number of distinct visited sites increases slower than the number of steps, is sometimes called compact exploration, since the subgraphs of the visited sites presents a negligible number of ”holes”.
Random walks on graphs: ideas, techniques and results
We study the dynamics of visitation flux in a multi-random-walker model by comparison to surface growth dynamics in which one random walker drops a particle to a node at each time the walker visits the node.
Flux fluctuations in a multi-random-walker model and surface growth dynamics
When d ≥ 3, the range of the walk is of order n and visited sites are typically visited once.
Self-Intersection Times for Random Walk, and Random Walk in Random Scenery in dimensions d>4
The stationarity and reversibility give that the probability that the random walk from o ever visits Xn is equal to the probability that a random walk from Xn ever visits o.
Processes on Unimodular Random Networks
Moreover, for β1 , β2 ≫ 0, there is competition between doubly visited and triply visited sites, along with the possibility of a further transition.
On a Type of Self-Avoiding Random Walk with Multiple Site Weightings and Restrictions
The orbit of x must visit U infinitely many times, since otherwise U \ {T nx ; n ∈ Z} is open, nonempty and not visited by the orbit of x.
Genericity in Topological Dynamics
These processes jump between nearest neighbor vertices of a graph, and prefer visiting often visited vertices over seldom visited ones.
On the transience of processes defined on Galton--Watson trees
We prove the analogue of the Erd˝osTaylor conjecture and obtain the asymptotics for the number of visits to the most visited site.
Frequent points for random walks in two dimensions